Saturday, July 7, 2012

You're a Grand Old Flag

Grand Old Flag

You're a Grand Old Flag is a patriotic song and a spirited march written by George M. Cohan as a tribute to the U.S. flag. Our flag certainly is grand, and it’s a symbol of our nation’s grandeur and ideals. Let’s celebrate this week’s holiday with the chorus from this popular 1920’s song:

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. 
But should auld acquaintance be forgot,
Keep your eye on the grand old flag. 

Songs help us focus on the important things and people and feelings in our lives, and this one is no exception. That home of the free and the brave line rings especially true this year as the men and women of our armed forces are again serving in faraway lands where the freedom and security we enjoy are not yet available.  And where there’s never a boast or a brag certainly leads us to think about how we should act in a world full of vanity and egos – both of which often do most of us little or no good. And for sure auld acquaintances should never be forgot, because the people we know and care about are treasures to be remembered and cherished always.

Independence Day is a time of fun, family, happiness and celebration.  Let the feelings you had and shared on this holiday be the emblems of all that you love every day.

Stay Well, and Happy Birthday America!

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