Good Read For Today...

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  1. Dave Nelson

    Dave Nelson Veteran Member

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    Dec 19, 2003
    Vineland N.J USA

    I walked through a county courthouse square
    On a park bench an old man was sitting there
    I said, your old courthouse is kinda run down
    He said, naw, it'll do for our little town
    I said, your old flagpole has leaned a little bit
    And that's a ragged old flag you got hanging on it
    He said, have a seat, and I sat down
    Is this the first time you've been to our little town?
    I said, I think it is
    He said, I don't like to brag
    But we're kinda proud of that ragged old flag
    You see, we got a little hole in that flag there when
    Washington took it across the Delaware
    And it got powder-burned the night Francis Scott Key
    Sat watching it writing say can you see
    And it got a bad rip in New Orleans
    With Packingham and Jackson tuggin' at its seams
    And it almost fell at the Alamo
    Beside the texas flag, but she waved on though
    She got cut with a sword at Chancellorsville
    And she got cut again at Shiloh Hill
    There was Robert E. Lee, Beauregard, and Bragg
    And the south wind blew hard on that ragged old flag
    On Flanders field in World War one
    She got a big hole from a Bertha gun
    She turned blood red in World War Two
    She hung limp and low a time or two
    She was in Korea and Vietnam
    She went where she was sent by Uncle Sam
    She waved from our ships upon the Briny foam
    And now they've about quit waving her back here at home
    In her own good land here she's been abused
    She's been burned, dishonored, denied, and refused
    And the government for which she stands
    Is scandalized throughout the land
    And she's getting threadbare and wearing thin
    But she's in good shape for the shape she's in
    'Cause she's been through the fire before
    And I believe she can take a whole lot more
    So we raise her up every morning
    We take her down every night
    We don't let her touch the ground and we fold her up right
    On second thought, I do like to brag
    'Cause I'm mighty proud of that ragged old flag
    Fbird, chevyJeff1, l16pilot and 3 others like this.
  2. Jimmac

    Jimmac Veteran Member

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    Dec 24, 2013
    tucson az
    who sang that, david allen cole?

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