Friday, July 3, 2015

The American Flag

Happy Independence Day to you and yours!

When freedom, from her mountain height
     Unfurled her standard to the air,
She tore the azure robe of night,
     And set the stars of glory there!
She mingled with its gorgeous dyes
     The milky baldric of the skies,
And striped its pure, celestial white
    With streakings of the morning light.

The American Flag
 by Joseph Rodman Drake

I'm thankful to have been born an American! 
 God Bless the USA! 


  1. I'm so thankful to be an American too, Nancy! A beautiful post and I was not familiar with the poem. It is powerful.

    Happy 4th to you,

  2. Nancy, your tribute to the flag is stellar! That is an amazing poem. I'm saving it off in my own files.
    I'm proud and happy to be born an American too. Happy Birthday, America.
    Have a safe and festive 4th of July.

  3. My eyes are full of tears girl! Hang on and let the Holy Spirit carry you ! Prayers ! Cindy

  4. Beautiful! The marvelous poem of the creation of our flag and your beautiful presentation for the prettiest patriotic table setting ever, both are beautiful. Happy Fourth of July Weekend..... Candy

  5. I spotted the Blue calico Burleigh napkin holder
    matches my set of dishes

  6. What a beautiful display! I am so proud to be an American too.


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