A Toast to the Flag.
Here's to the Red of it! There's not a thread of it, no, not a shred of it from foot to head, but heroes bled for it, faced steel and lead for it, precious blood shed for it, bathing it Red.
Here's to the White of it! Thrilled by the sight of it, who knows the right of it, but feels the might of it, through day and night. Womanhood's care of it made manhood's dare for it; purity's prayer for it; keeps it so White.
Here's to the Blue of it! Heavenly view of it, star-spangled hue of it, honesty's due of it, constant and true. Here's to the whole of it, stars, stripes and pole of it, here's to the Soul of it, Red, White and Blue!
at 12:04 AM on Jul. 31, 2010