"Our Fighting Flag"

by James J. Metcalfe
Published by Halcyon House, 1948, "Poem Portraits"
Submitted by Sue Walker

Old Glory flies supreme today
Wherever breezes blow.
Supremely proud in hurling back
The challenge of the foe.
Supremely proud in conquering
Steel walls and armored heights
Courageously, unyieldingly,
Defending human rights.

Old Glory with its stars and stripes
Of red and white and blue.
The symbol of democracy
A champion through and through.
A banner born of freedom and
Baptized in hero's blood.
Undaunted by the raveges
Of fire and of flood.

Old Glory, bright and beautiful
Supreme in peace and war.
May God protect our flag and may
It fly for evermore!

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