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From: (mchittum)
Subject: [GEORGE-L] Fw: OLDE GLORY
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 10:28:55 -0700



----- Original Message -----
From: Linda Dudley
Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2001 10:26 PM
Subject: Fwd: OLDE GLORY





>Subject: OLDE GLORY

>Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2001 14:12:50 -0500
>
>Especially in light of what's happened today...this is very
>appropriate!
>
>
>
>
>I AM THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
>MY NAME IS OLDE GLORY.
>
>I FLY ATOP THE WORLD'S TALLEST BUILDINGS, I STAND WATCH IN
>AMERICA'S HALLS OF JUSTICE.
>
>I FLY MAJESTICALLY OVER GREAT INSTITUTIONS OF LEARNING. I STAND
>GUARD WITH THE GREATEST MILITARY 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 HELD 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 RESPECTED - I AM REVERED.
>
>I AM LOVED - I AM FEARED!!!
>
>FOR MORE THAN 200 YEARS, I HAVE FOUGHT EVERY BATTLE
>OF EVERY WAR; GETTYSBURG, SHILOH, APPOMATTOX, SAN JUAN HILL, THE
>TRENCHES OF FRANCE, THE ARGONNE FOREST, ANZIO, ROME, THE BEACHES OF
>NORMANDY, THE JUNGLES OF GUAM, OKINAWA, TARAWA, KOREA, VIETNAM, THE
>HEAT OF THE PERSIAN GULF, AND A SCORE OF OTHER PLACES..
>
>LONG FORGOTTEN BY ALL, BUT THOSE WHO WERE THERE WITH ME.
>I WAS THERE!!!
>
>I LED MY SAILORS AND MARINES.
>
>I FOLLOWED THEM, I WATCHED OVER THEM, THEY LOVED ME.
>
>I WAS ON A SMALL HILL ON IWO JIMA.
>
>I WAS DIRTY, BATTLE TORN AND TIRED, BUT MY SAILORS
>AND MARINES CHEERED ME!!!
>
>I WAS PROUD!!!
>
>I HAVE BEEN SOILED, BURNED, TORN AND TRAMPLED ON IN THE STREETS OF
>OTHER COUNTRIES THAT I HAVE HELPED TO SET FREE. IT DOES NOT HURT,
>FOR I
>AM INVINCIBILE.
>
>I HAVE BEEN SOILED, BURNED, TORN AND TRAMPLED ON IN
>THE STREETS OF MY OWN COUNTRY. AND WHEN IT IS DONE BY THOSE WHOM
>WITH I HAVE SERVED IN BATTLE, IT HURTS!!!
>
>BUT I SHALL OVERCOME, FOR I AM STRONG!!!
>
>I HAVE SLIPPED THE SURLY BONDS OF EARTH, AND FROM MY
>VANTAGE POINT ON THE MOON, I STAND WATCH OVER THE NEW FRONTIERS OF
>SPACE.
>
>I HAVE BEEN SILENT WITNESS TO ALL OF AMERICA'S FINEST HOURS, MY
>FINEST HOUR COMES WHEN I AM TORN INTO STRIPS TO BE USED AS BANDAGES
>FOR MY WOUNDED COMRADES ON THE FIELD OF BATTLE, WHEN I FLY HALF MAST
>TO
>HONOR MY SAILORSAND MARINES, AND WHEN I LIE IN THE TREMBLING ARMS OF
>A GRIEVING MOTHER AT THE GRAVESITE OF HER FALLEN SON OR DAUGHTER.
>
>I AM PROUD!!!
>
>MY NAME IS OLDE GLORY. LONG MAY I WAVE, DEAR GOD, LONG MAY I
>WAVE!!!
>
>
>
>PLEASE SEND THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW. SEND IT FOR PRIDE AND
>PATRIOTISM.
>
>NO ONE SHOULD EVER FORGET!!!
>
>


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