America's Symbol

When you look up at me
with my red, white, and blue
waving proudly in the sky,
I hope you think about what I stand for
beyond placing your hand over heart
or standing at attention in salute.

I am so much more than
a woven cloth of stars and stripes...

I am your pride of the USA
that is worn, adorn
and individually flown
for all others to see.

I am the courage shown
by the valiant troops
who raise me up
after a victory won.

I am the solemn remembrance
of the duty served to America
that is draped over a coffin
and given folded to a loved one.

I am each state
united as one nation
under God
with liberty and justice for all.

I am Old Glory,
America's symbol to the world
that will always fly high
in the land of the free
and the home of the brave!


David G. Bancroft
Copyright 2006
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