Monday, June 14, 2010

fly a flag

Today is Flag Day.














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Said Washington to Betsy Ross, "A flag our nation needs

To lead our valiant soldiers on to high and noble deeds
Now can you make one for us, to which she made reply,
"I am not certain if I can; At least I'll gladly try."

So she took some red for the blood they shed
Some white for purity,
Some stars so bright from the sky overhead
Some blue for loyalty,
And sewed them all together,
For loyal hearts and true,
And hand in hand as one we stand
For the red, the white and the blue.

Said Betsy Ross to Washington, "Your country's flag behold!"
And through his tear-dimmed eyes he saw the stars and stripes unfold.
Then to his breast he clasped it, and looked to heaven above.
"Oh may it ever stand," he cried, "For rights and truth and love."
 -Popular school song, as recalled and submitted by Anne Dreisbach

2 comments:

m.a.f said...

being back in texas, one of the first things i noticed was how many flags we have everywhere! i guess i'm in the right place on the right day!

deb sorensen said...

appreciate the history lesson. Nick asked me why all the flags were out today...I knew it was flag day, but not what it meant.