A Toast to the Flag

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    (10/18/01 11:36:23 am)
    | Del All A Toast to the Flag
    Toast to the Flag

    Here's to the red of it -
    There's not a thread of it,
    No, nor a shred of it
    In all the spread 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 for it
    Made manhood dare for it.
    Purity's prayer for it
    Keeps it so white.

    Here's to the blue of it -
    Beauteous view of it,
    Heavenly hue of it,
    Star-spangled dew of it
    Constant and true.
    Diadems gleam for it,
    States stand supreme for it,
    Liberty's beam for it
    Brightens the blue!

    Here's to the whole of it -
    Stars, stripes and pole of it.
    Body and soul of it,
    O, and the roll of it,
    Sun shining through.
    Hearts in accord for it,
    Thanking the Lord for it,
    Red, White and Blue!

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    (10/18/01 2:39:35 pm)
    | Del Re: A Toast to the Flag
    Very nice tribute to our Flag, Larry D!
    You can see/feel the Flag waving in the
    parameter of the words.