A Toast to The Flag

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    "A TOAST TO THE FLAG"
    (c) by John Jay Daly
    of Washington, D. C. (1888-1976)


    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 pray'r 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,
    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
    Swear by the sword for it,
    Thanking the Lord for it,
    Red, White and Blue!

    Charles
     
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