To The American Flag
proud I am of you, O Flag!
stars and stripes are in my soul;
stand for courage, strength, and might,
stir my heart with joy untold!
freedom's cause you live, O Flag,
this great land, the USA;
my heart I place my hand
watch you fly in grand display.
every fiber of your being,
the wars of history,
strove to keep our country safe
wave with pride and dignity.
the fire and roar of guns
gallantly remained unfurled,
save for me and fellowman
safe, secure, and peaceful world.
Flag of freedom and of trust,
is my pledge to you.
I'll be loyal to
glorious red, white, and blue.
1995 Ruth Gillis~
published in the July 1995 issue
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