Posted by: Democratic Thinker | June 14, 2010

Your Flag And My Flag

Your Flag and My Flag.
Or, A Song For Flag Day.


YOUR flag and my flag,
And how it flies to-day
In your land and my land
And half a world away!
Rose-red and blood-red
The stripes forever gleam;
Snow-white and soul-white
The good forefathers’ dream;
Sky-blue and true-blue with stars to gleam aright—
The glorified guidon of the day; a shelter through the night.
Your flag and my flag!
And, oh, how much it holds—
Your land and my land—
Secure within its folds!
Your heart and my heart
Beat quicker at the sight;
Sun-kissed and wind-tossed—
Red and blue and white.
The one flag—the great flag—the flag for me and you—
Glorified all else beside—the red and white and blue!
Your flag and my flag!
To every star and stripe
The drums beat as hearts beat
And fifers shrilly pipe!
Your flag and my flag—
A blessing in the sky;
Your hope and my hope—
It never hid a lie!
Home land and far land and half the world around—
Old Glory hears our glad salute and ripples to the sound.

—Wilbur D. Nesbit (1904).

A tip o’ the hat to America—Heart & Soul.


Laws and Customs Regulating the Use of the Flag of the United States.
Bernard J. Cigrand.