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I Will Still Fly My Flag

So, come what may, I will still fly my flag I am proud to call myself an American, In spite of all her bizarre foibles and faults Crooked politicians and their shenanigans. So, come what may, I will still fly my flag Divisive as the issues are, I’ll take a stand, And salute for the Star-Spangled Banner When the musicians strike up the band. So, come what may, I will still fly my flag If times aren’t quite as I’d like them to be, I believe in those basic values we expound What living in the U.S.A. still means to me. So, come what may, I will still fly my flag My impassioned heart swells with pride, When I see waving the red, white, and blue I get a tingling feeling down deep inside. So, come what may, I will still fly my flag By fate I could have been born in Afghanistan, Struggling to keep myself and family alive So, I am thankful I was born an American!
Written July 1, 2022

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Date: 7/3/2022 1:56:00 AM
It is with great pride that I am an American; feeling good about it even if the whole world is laughing at our stupidity thanks to Trump winning the presidency.
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 7/3/2022 9:02:00 AM
I feel the same way, Caren. I'm trying to let those four years fade into oblivion. Unfortunately, the creep won't shut up and disappear!
Date: 7/2/2022 12:53:00 AM
God bless America, a strong and proud nation. Happy fourth of July Milton, in advance in case I can't get good WiFi in the next couple of days. Moving on again tomorrow. Apartment sold so happy it went well, moving on now to another chapter in my life. Hope you're well. Tom
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 7/2/2022 9:12:00 AM
Thank you so much, Tom. I'd love to hear about your new adventure! "Moving on to another chapter" is always exciting and, generally, in our own best interests. Best wishes in everything you do. I am doing quite well, considering.
Date: 7/1/2022 7:19:00 PM
Heartfelt piece. I got emotional when I read your thoughts on our Great Country represented by Our Great flag. When I see the American flag it always reminds me of the Veterans who fought our battles to keep us from Tyranny, and sacrificed their God given lives. The American Flag is an Honor to have, to fly, and to appreciate. Thank you Milton for posting this sentimental truth...
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 7/1/2022 7:26:00 PM
Thank you, Michael. I have always loved and respected the American flag. Of course, being in the Air Force reinforced by love for my country, but I grew up with patriotic parents, teachers, and leaders.
Date: 7/1/2022 5:05:00 PM
Milt, I will fly Old Glory with you. What we have stood for over the years and continue to stand for gives us much to be proud of. Well written sentiments, thanks for sharing ~ Happy 4th of July!
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 7/1/2022 5:49:00 PM
I believe so with all my heart, John. Thanks for your thoughtful comment. Happy Fourth of July to you, too.
Date: 7/1/2022 1:40:00 PM
I'm with you 100% on this, L M. No matter how disgusted I may be with things as they are now, I am confident that common sense will prevail, eventually. Let's keep that flag waving at full mast.
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 7/1/2022 3:57:00 PM
Yes indeed, Jim. This poem is an expression of my own personal feelings, but I certainly hope it resonates with all who read it.
Date: 7/1/2022 1:37:00 PM
I respect your standpoint Milton, its from The people the best can come.) which is why The pressure is so heavily applied upon them There will always be challenges, I am hoping There is enough will and vision still, to power A defense of freedom, a sifting of integrity Lord bless the peoples, lift up this land.!
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 7/1/2022 3:58:00 PM
Thank you, Joe. I appreciate your comment.
Date: 7/1/2022 12:21:00 PM
Happy Fourth of July Milt. We too will fly our flag with pride. One of our daughters-in-law is a direct descendant of Roger Sherman from CT - the only American to sign all four revolutionary documents - and both sides of my family were colonial families that fought in the Revolution. One was a general in PA. We are truly blessed to have been born here and I pray we remain that "city on the hill" - stewards of liberty. Not an easy task.
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 7/1/2022 12:51:00 PM
Ah, you have much to be proud of and to celebrate on July Fourth. So do I, my friend. So do we all!
Date: 7/1/2022 12:15:00 PM
Great write; great reminder of how blessed we to have born here in the USA. As for me, I still tear up when I see the flag waving and the National Anthem playing. Despite it all, we're still the greatest country of them all. Happy Holiday, Milt.
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 7/1/2022 12:51:00 PM
Absolutely, gw, and I'll never let anyone tear down our country, if I can stop them!