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Time for Flying the Flag again!
Association of the US Army ^ | unknown | Howard Schnauber

Posted on 09/16/2012 12:43:40 PM PDT by WVKayaker

I Am the Flag

I am the flag of the United States of America.

My name is Old Glory. I fly atop the world's tallest buildings. I stand watch in America's halls of justice. I fly majestically over institutions of learning. I stand guard with power in the world. Look up and see me.

I stand for peace, honor, truth and justice. I stand for freedom. I am confident. I am arrogant. I am proud. When I am flown with my fellow banners, My head is a little higher, My colors a little truer. I bow to no one! I am recognized all over the world. I am worshipped - I am saluted. I am loved - I am revered. I am respected - I am feared.

I have fought in every battle of every war for more than 200 years. I was flown at Valley Forge, Gettysburg, Shiloh and Appamatox. I was there at San Juan Hill, the trenches of France, in the Argonne Forest, Anzio, Rome and the beaches of Normandy. Guam, Okinawa, Korea and KheSan, Saigon, Vietnam know me. I was there. I led my troops. I was dirty, battleworn and tired, but my soldiers cheered me and I was proud.

I have been burned, torn and trampled on the streets of countries I have helped set free. It does not hurt for I am invincible. I have been soiled upon, burned, torn and trampled in the streets of my country. And when it's done by those whom I've served in battle - it hurts. But I shall overcome - for I am strong. I have slipped the bonds of earth and stood watch over the uncharted frontiers of space from my vantage point on the moon. I have born silent witness to all of America's finest hours. But my finest hours are yet to come. When I am torn into strips and used as bandages for my wounded comrades on the battle field, when I am flown at halfmast to honor my soldier, or when I lie in the trembling arms of a grieving parent at the grave of their fallen son or daughter,

I am proud. I am the flag of the United States of America.


TOPICS: Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: action; community; freep; patriot; vanity
Fly them Proud!


1 posted on 09/16/2012 12:43:50 PM PDT by WVKayaker
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To: WVKayaker

Sure is ..time to show our colors.


2 posted on 09/16/2012 12:45:07 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: WVKayaker

FLY OLD GLORY !

BURN THE BLACK FLAGS

http://burntheblackflag.wordpress.com/


3 posted on 09/16/2012 12:50:00 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: dalebert
For those who have paid the price...


4 posted on 09/16/2012 12:54:40 PM PDT by WVKayaker (I'm more than happy to be Obama's "enemy of the week" - Sarah Palin)
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To: WVKayaker

>>My name is Old Glory. I fly atop the world’s tallest buildings. I stand watch in America’s halls of justice. I fly majestically over institutions of learning. I stand guard with power in the world. Look up and see me.

OMG. This is so depressing and outdated. The world’s tallest buildings are in Asia. America’s halls of justice block prayer and celebrate homosexuality in spite of the voters’ wishes. They certified Obamacare’s legality by changing it into a tax. Our institutions of learning are centers of indoctrination for the global communist community. They instruct our daughters to be whores and to kill their babies. They keep our sons out so there can be room for unqualified minorities and foreigners. Our power is so weak that mobs kill our ambassadors and raise the flags of the new Barbary pirates over an embassy in Libya.

I wish that Obama would change the flag so I could properly hate it, instead of desecrating Old Glory by flying it over any building in Washington DC.


5 posted on 09/16/2012 12:55:42 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Bryanw92

This is part of a script for a flag ceremony. As a young adult, I was involved with the American Legion (because of my dad). The Junior Auxiliary would go around to some school campuses and we would present this program. I vividly remember being behind the curtain as others would do a “light show” of the American flag as I read the script of being the flag called Old Glory. That was in the 70s. I don’t believe that schools allow such programs anymore, nor are the youth ever involved in the American Legion auxiliaries. Long for those days again.


6 posted on 09/16/2012 1:01:55 PM PDT by patriotsoul
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To: WVKayaker

Sorry, flying the Gadsden Flag daily.


7 posted on 09/16/2012 1:06:38 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (Sorry, gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international. Gone.)
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To: patriotsoul

From the 70’s? That makes sense. But today, it reads like some pathetic high school jock bragging about the big touchdown 30 years ago that was the crowning acheivement of his life. The America of that script was killed off by the welfare state and corporate greed many years ago.


8 posted on 09/16/2012 1:07:14 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

>>Sorry, flying the Gadsden Flag daily.

First Navy Jack for me. Its more subtle.


9 posted on 09/16/2012 1:08:31 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: WVKayaker
The only black flag I saw when I was younger was the band 'Black Flag'. LOL I always fly this one though!:


10 posted on 09/16/2012 1:17:07 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Bryanw92
You reminded me that I did fly THIS flag on the Fourth of July:


11 posted on 09/16/2012 1:18:36 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Bryanw92
It has been reported that I was seriously ill--it was another man; dying--it was another man; dead--the other man again...As far as I can see, nothing remains to be reported, except that I have become a foreigner. When you hear it, don't you believe it. And don't take the trouble to deny it. Merely just raise the American flag on our house in Hartford and let it talk. - - Letter to Frank E. Bliss from Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), 11/4/1897

I'm sorry you have already given up on America. My Grandchildren will be deeply saddened to hear it. I've been telling them that "it ain't over 'til the fat lady sings"!


12 posted on 09/16/2012 1:26:33 PM PDT by WVKayaker (I'm more than happy to be Obama's "enemy of the week" - Sarah Palin)
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To: Bryanw92

It was an old script in the 70s. The first sentence includes “for 8 score years” which would be 160 years. 1930s?


13 posted on 09/16/2012 1:29:42 PM PDT by patriotsoul
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To: WVKayaker

>>I’m sorry you have already given up on America. My Grandchildren will be deeply saddened to hear it. I’ve been telling them that “it ain’t over ‘til the fat lady sings”!

Something will rise from the ashes after America has its “reset”. But, the America that you remember is gone and your grandchildren will never live in the great nation that you and I grew up in. Perhaps they will build a great nation or perhaps they will live as slaves in the Planet of the Apes, but it is far better to teach them to recognize reality and to build on that instead of reminiscing about the glory days and pretending that those days are still with us.

The fat lady has been singing for a decade or more and no one is listening. We could have reversed the course in the 1990s or after 9/11, but we continued to outsource jobs for immediate profits, we shoved God into a corner of the week, and we imagined that we can save the planet by polluting the other side of the world so we could pretend that we are “green”. We borrowed money we can’t repay to buy gas from our enemies so we could drive vehicles that are bigger and more powerful than they have ever been as our families shrunk to the smallest ever.

I didn’t “give up”. I “grew up”.


14 posted on 09/16/2012 1:39:09 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: WVKayaker

Struck the Colors on the day the Surpreme Court found Obamacare constitutional and will not re-post until we have an “American” in the White House again.

I have posted the Gadsen flag and and it shall wave until then.


15 posted on 09/16/2012 1:40:36 PM PDT by Rightly Biased (How do you say Arkanicide in Kenyan?)
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To: WVKayaker

My flag will go back up on Nov. 7th I hope . I’ll do my part .


16 posted on 09/16/2012 2:35:07 PM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

I will only fly my flag upside down until this monstrosity of Obama is gone. Be it 3 months or 4 years. FUBO!


17 posted on 09/16/2012 3:22:01 PM PDT by crazydad (-` sd)
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To: WVKayaker

We fly ours 24/7. In the summer, no problem, we have 24 hours or daylight. Otherwise the flag flies right under a security light which illuminates it in the dark of night.


18 posted on 09/16/2012 3:34:11 PM PDT by ArmyTeach (Our liberties, we prize and our rights we will maintain ... USS Iowa BB 61)
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To: WVKayaker

We fly ours 24/7. In the summer, no problem, we have 24 hours or daylight. Otherwise the flag flies right under a security light which illuminates it in the dark of night.


19 posted on 09/16/2012 3:34:15 PM PDT by ArmyTeach (Our liberties, we prize and our rights we will maintain ... USS Iowa BB 61)
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To: ArmyTeach

oops. :-) sorry for the stutter.


20 posted on 09/16/2012 3:35:23 PM PDT by ArmyTeach (Our liberties, we prize and our rights we will maintain ... USS Iowa BB 61)
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To: Rightly Biased

Like you, i’ve cased Old Glory and will not fly her again until we have an AMERICAN as Commander in Chief - one that will truly uphold The Constitution!


21 posted on 09/16/2012 6:06:35 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO GTFO!)
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To: WVKayaker
It is NOT time yet. Not for me.

Only when—

—my fellow Americans are smart enough to fire the JEF;

—the JEF doesn't interfere with the results;

—and the new President is sworn in on schedule on January 20 next.

Until I hear the Republican 45th POTUS say “so help me God”, Old Glory will remain triangled and the Gadsden will fly in her stead.

22 posted on 09/17/2012 2:02:31 AM PDT by ExGeeEye (Wait a minute! Romney doesn't suck? I'm trying to keep up.)
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