Keep your eye on the grand old flag

Thursday, March 14, 2013


American Flag

American Flag

Storm clouds

I have a large American flag which was given to me by my real estate agent after selling me my home. She thought it was an appropriate gift as I am a veteran, but I never hung it up; not because I do not want to display the flag. I love the American flag and all it stands for, but because I was taught that the flag was brought in on incliment days. We were not to allow it to rain or snow on our flag, and here it was waving in the high winds as the storm approached. It rained and snowed and our dear flag stood bravely.

Remember this song written by George M. Cohan?

You're a Grand Old Flag



You're a grand old flag,
You're a high flying flag
And forever in peace may you wave.
You're the emblem of
The land I love.
The home of the free and the brave.
Ev'ry heart beats true
'neath the Red, White and Blue,
Where there's never a boast or brag.
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
Keep your eye on the grand old flag.

You're a grand old flag,
You're a high flying flag
And forever in peace may you wave.
You're the emblem of
The land I love.
The home of the free and the brave.
Ev'ry heart beats true
'neath the Red, White and Blue,
Where there's never a boast or brag.
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
Keep your eye on the grand old flag.
This post linked to skywatch Friday. Take care, God bless, stay healthy and have a fantastic weekend!!
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4 comments:

Kateri March 14, 2013 at 11:14 PM  

The flag with the clouds makes for a striking photo.

Desi Traveler March 15, 2013 at 2:38 AM  

Good capture. I was not aware about the rules governing the flag hoisting...

Sally in WA March 16, 2013 at 11:00 AM  

Nice capture of the flag. We keep saying we are going to get a new flagpole for our front yard but haven't done it yet.

Anne Lyken-Garner March 17, 2013 at 2:05 PM  

I know the 'Stars and Stripes' but have never heard of this song. :-)

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