Old Glory bears holes from wars across the seas, burned, torn in shreds, and trampled underfoot. By God’s grace it still stands, stars and stripes shining bright, waving in the breeze.

Sons and daughters of this great land still answer the call, like those who have gone before. Let us all take a stand and may our pledge be true. Then take a knee, make it two, give thanks to God in heaven above for the Red, White, and Blue.

Along the parade they sat, three war vets, each 92. One brown, one black, one white, each rose to their feet when our flag came into view. With misty eyes and shoulders held high, they gave a smart salute.

Then to everyone’s surprise they took a knee, then made it two, bowed their heads thanking God for the freedom for which they fought, and for the flag they love, the Red, White, and Blue.

The national anthem rings out, “The rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air, gave proof through the night that our flag was still there” – America’s quest for greatness once again lies within the words, from the last refrain. 

 And this be our motto, “In God be our trust.” We take a stand, in tribute to our flag. Then we take a knee, make it two, giving thanks to God in Heaven above for the Red, White, and Blue and the freedom for which it stands, with liberty and justice for all. We join in prayer together for America’s greatness once again for me and for you! And lest we forget we never stand as tall as when we are on our knees before God!

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