I AM Your Flag
I am the symbol of the living America,
The badge of its greatness,
The emblem of its destiny.
I am faith,
It is I who keep men mindful
Of their priceless heritage,
Life, liberty, and the right to pursue happiness.
I am hope.
I represent the land of promise
Man's loftiest dreams
Have approached closer to realization
Than ever before on this earth.
I am life.
Each strand and fiber of my being is a memorial.
Dedicated to the sacrifices
Of those strong men and steadfast women
Who have lived and died in the nation's service,
That it might live forever.
I am tolerance.
So long as I shall wave,
All people under my protection
May freely worship, think, write and speak,
Undaunted by the shadow of fear.
I am justice,
Tempered with mercy,
For I am friend to the oppressed,
And downtrodden of every land.
I am a sign of the future,
I wave over schools throughout the nation
And, in them,
The nation's future is molded.
I am the Flag of the United States... the last... the best hope of
Peace on Earth.