Ode To The Flag

by Linda Moreland Cunningham
(Romney, WV)

Ode To The Flag

Copyright 7-4-1970

Renewed 2008,2012

Linda Sheehan Cunningham

Our nation's flag is a stirring sight
As it flutters proudly in the breeze.
Its colors of blue, red and white
Means so much to you and me;
Red stands for courage and hardiness,
The white means innocence and purity,
Blue for justice, perseverance and vigilance
In its promise to keep us free.

This banner stands for a bountiful land;
Its government, people and ideals,
The stripes for the thirteen colonies stand,
Its symbolism is very real.
Each state now is represented
By a star of white on blue.
President Washington first presented

Many brave men have fought and died
To protect it from dishonor and disgrace.
Wives have mourned and mothers have cried
So we could remain . . . The UNITED States.
The sight of this banner brings feelings of joy,
Of courage, pride and freedom to all.
A symbol of our nation in all its glory...
On the moon OLD GLORY stands tall.

Welcome Home and Thank You,

Linda Sheehan Cunningham, 1970, 2012

All works © Linda Cunningham

E-MAIL ME HERE flaglady_43@yahoo.com

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