Thursday, June 14, 2007

Flag Day

You're a Grand Old Flag

by George M. Cohan

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.

The children had a Flag Day ceremony at their school. They all gathered around the flag pole and recited the Pledge of Allegiance while the custodian raised the flag. And then Harry's class got to lead off the singing of "You're A Grand Old Flag". Some of the Fifth graders played another patriotic song on their instruments, a student read about the history of the flag and they all sang "God Bless America" and then went inside to start their school day. Very nice. Very touching.

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