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by Sherry Gail Heim
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The Grand Union flag was an early US flag that was officially adopted by the Continental Congress in 1775. This flag was first flown in December, 1775, by the Colonial fleet of ships in the Delaware River. On land, it was first flown on January 1, 1776, at George Washington's headquarters near Boston, Massachusetts, when General Washington took command of the reorganized Continental Army.

This red, white, and blue flag featured 13 red and white stripes (representing the 13 colonies) and pictured a small British Union Jack flag in the canton position (a small square on the top, by the flag pole). This flag represented the Continental Congress for two years, after which it was replaced by Old Glory (the predecessor of our modern flag, featuring 13 stripes and 13 stars).

American Interdependence


America’s a mighty place

And the great land of my birth

But without the aid of allies strong

We would live in hell on earth


Be ever strong America

Turn not from danger’s door

For as a custodian of freedom

We must defend forever more


Though independent we remain

A Republic of our own

Let’s not forget from whence we came

Our Motherland, once home


She has stood by us through all we’ve faced

And remains an ally true

For she seems to love her rebel-child

And she helps to pull us through


Children all must leave the nest

And find a way their own

But ties that bind will e’er remain

Even when we’re all full-grown


So though this day we celebrate

Our independent land

Let us ne’er forget our Mum’s embrace

And England’s loving hand


Sherry Gail Heim

July 1, 2004

Copyright © Sherry Gail Heim 2004




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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 2/25/2009
This is very well expressed, Sherry; a fine presentation indeed. Thank you. Love and best wishes to you,

Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader) 6/17/2005
Sherry, this is such a Wonderful Poem of Where we came and Who is responsible for us being here today. Such a Wonderful Tribute so loving and so respectful. England yes, has always been our mother, I hope they always stay. Beautiful Sherry Absolutely Beautiful!! Brings tears and chills from Pride. Thank You Sherry and Thank You England for always being by our side, always being there for us. May we always stay united. I love this flag. They never should have changed it. Thank you too for all the history. Thank You Sherry xoox
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 7/5/2004
SHERRY - TOP DRAWER, Darlin' !!!

Not only a well thought out write, and presented so beautifully, but the first time in my almost 64 years of enjoying America's Freedom, that I've seen such a wonderful sentiment.

When the 'chips are down" those BELOVED "Bloody Brits" are really our
closest "kin" on the other side of "The Great Pond!"

Thanks for reminding ALL of us! Tom.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 7/3/2004

fantastic tribute to america's interdependence--love the word play

(((HUGS))) and love, karla. :)

happy fourth of july to you, too! :)
Reviewed by Dale Clark 7/3/2004
Nice tribute to Mum. ;)
Reviewed by jude forese 7/2/2004
well done!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 7/2/2004
Excellent tribute Sherry!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 7/2/2004
The best I've ever read on this subject of in inde indep,(ok) the day we gave you freedom.

Is weird how the past foes, have the strongest bond, whilst outside the commonweatlth, they hide.

FANTSTIC write..

Now come back home to mum:)))
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 7/2/2004
This was a wonderful tribute! Beautifully written Sherry, Happy 4th to you!

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 7/2/2004
Happy 4th of July, Independence day...with a bravely powerful tribute to country so fair and so red, white and blue...Peace thru Patiotism, Ed & Rufuz
Reviewed by Thomas Lanechanger 7/2/2004
Excellent tribute Sherry!!! Well-done!!!
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 7/2/2004
Sherry, an Awesome write for the upcoming Holiday! Our allies are our stronghand.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend with many friends and relaxing moments!
Thank you for sharing this wonderful tribute! Happy 4th to ya Sherry! Lisa
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 7/1/2004
Wonderful tribute to a great country.
Reviewed by Judith Pleasant 7/1/2004
Good write Sherry.
We all have our ideas of what should be.
Maybe one day our good ideas will intermingle and all will be well.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 7/1/2004
Brava! Sherry, thank you for this excellent patriotic poem that shows the true spirit of independence by embracing the land from which it came, and reminding all, of the partnership we enjoy to
this day!Thank God for it! Thanks also for the flag and info.That's wonderful to remember! Happy Fourth to you and yours! Eileen
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