Today we celebrate US Flag Day ...
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.
... and the US Army's 242nd Birthday
And to build the Nation’s might,
And The Army Goes Rolling Along
Proud of all we have done,
Fighting till the battle’s won,
And the Army Goes Rolling Along.
Refrain: Then it’s Hi! Hi! Hey!
The Army’s on its way.
Count off the cadence loud and strong (TWO! THREE!)
For where e’er we go,
You will always know
That The Army Goes Rolling Along.
Valley Forge, Custer’s ranks,
San Juan Hill and Patton’s tanks,
And the Army went rolling along
Minute men, from the start,
Always fighting from the heart,
And the Army keeps rolling along.
Men in rags, men who froze,
Still that Army met its foes,
And the Army went rolling along.
Faith in God, then we’re right,
And we’ll fight with all our might,
As the Army keeps rolling along.
US Army Fife and Drum Corps
I am giving away a book choice from my convention stash to one randomly selected commenter. To enter the giveaway,
1. Where have you seen the biggest flag? Or where a flag inspired you the most? Or do you know any Army veterans? Or have you visited an Army base or seen the Army band in a parade?
2. Comments are open through Sunday, June 17, 10 pm in Baltimore.
3. I'll post the winner on Monday, June 18.
Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City
US Army uniforms through history