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!