Have you forgotten me?

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Job # 3872 Have you forgotten me?

Posted Date
Jun 21, 2007 @ 16:58
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Jun 21, 2007
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English (North American)
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Have you forgotten me?

I was born on June 14th 1777.
They used to call me Old Glory, and the Star Spangled Banner.
Whatever they call me ... I am your flag.
The flag of the United States of America.

It wasn't long ago, at the ballparks, or parades,
when your father saw me proudly waving in the breeze,
he would stand to his feet and with his right hand
he would remove his hat and place it over his left shoulder --
his palm covering his heart, just as HIS father had taught him, so many years before.

And you were there too. Proudly standing by your dad’s side,
your little hand pressed firmly to your chest....

Have you forgotten?

I only ask, because it seems as if something has changed.
It happened so slowly you probably didn't notice.... But I noticed!

I'm still the same flag.
The flag that represents the greatest nation on earth. America!

Yet, today, I no longer fly as proudly as before,
for when you see me now, you just stand there with your hands in your pockets.

Oh, you might give a polite glance, but then you look away.
After all, your children are running around shouting and playing. They don't even know I am here.
And soon I will be removed from their classrooms altogether.
If you’re not careful, they may grow up never knowing who I am.

And oh, Last week, I even saw one man take off his hat, look around, and when he didn't see anybody else taking off their hats, he quickly put his on again.

Is it really becoming "Politically Correct" to be "unpatriotic" ?

Have you forgotten what I stand for.

Have you forgotten the men and women who first came to America to establish a land where all men could freely worship their God without the constant fear of persecution.

Have you forgotten our Founding Father's, The architects of this "One nation under God".

Have you forgotten the revolutionists who gave their lives for Liberty and Freedom...
for your freedom!

Have you forgotten those who fought brother against brother to become a nation where
"all men are created equal".

Have you forgotten those who have invaded our land,
seeking to take down everything we once stood for.

Have you forgotten that this nation was built on the precepts of scripture,
and now we can't even display the 10 commandments.

And have you forgotten the foreign lands where I have been raised
in order to protect our republic and preserve our freedom?
Europe, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq!

Take a look at our war memorials, and see the names of those patriotic Americans who gave their lives to keep this republic free. To remain a nation that can freely worship the God who has blessed, and sustained us.

Have you forgotten, that when you salute me...you are actually saluting them!

So the next time you see me, please stand up, remove your hat,
and proudly place your hand over your heart. Then I'll know, that you have NOT forgotten.

And I will salute you by waving back!

May God continue to bless America! And may America continue to bless God!

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