Honoring and Remembering

BOSTON, Mass. (July 4, 2009) Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Webb salutes as the American flag is presented on stage during the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular at the Charles River Esplanade. By U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Gary Ward [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

BOSTON, Mass. (July 4, 2009) Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Webb salutes as the American flag is presented on stage during the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular at the Charles River Esplanade. By U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Gary Ward [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

"Their Flag"

She fluttered in the wind That blew o'er the bloodied field In Remembrance once again Of those who did not yield.

She stands for what is right and good In the hearts of blessed men Who shed their life's blood In battle for her time and again.

White is there for Purity, Blue to remind us be True, And Red of blood for Bravery, Soldier, these represent you.

So when you hear the bugle sound As it did in days of yore, And you gather yourselves round To prepare to go to war,

Stand tall and carry Her proudly As those before you have done, Firing your volleys loudly Bear your arms and crew your guns,

For many have fought and died for Her And the land She represents, Their legacy is here, In the Army of the present

And when the battles all are won And peace reigns night and day, We shall remember our fallen ones Every time we see Their Flag!

-SPC Kenneth W. Hammes, Ft. Sill, 1995

 Author: Kenneth W. Hammes