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).
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
|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)
|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
|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
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
|Nice tribute to Mum. ;)|
|Reviewed by jude forese
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|Excellent tribute Sherry!!
|Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
|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.
Now come back home to mum:)))
|Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
|This was a wonderful tribute! Beautifully written Sherry, Happy 4th to you!
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|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
|Excellent tribute Sherry!!! Well-done!!!|
|Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers
|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
|Wonderful tribute to a great country.|
|Reviewed by Judith Pleasant
|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
|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