The Great War

from Great Poems of the World War, an electronic edition

Flag of the Free

FLOAT thou majestically,

Proudly, triumphantly.

Ever protectingly,

Flag of the free.

No foe our faith shall blight

In thy unconquered might,

Emblem of truth and right,

We bow to thee.

As in grim days of yore

Now on a hostile shore,

Fulfill thy pledge once more,

Red, white and blue.

Long as thy stately bars

And heaven's reflected stars

Dishonor never mars,

We will be true.

Prove to the waiting world,

When free men are assailed,

Our standard is unfurled

For justice still.

Strengthen us lest we fall,

Inspiring one and all,

Urging thy righteous call,

Under God's will.