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Posted: 9/17/2005 6:10:28 PM EDT

Face the Flag of stars and bars,
Of red and white and blue.
A flag that guarantees the rights
For men like me and you.


Face the Flag, Son!
Read what's written there-
The history, the progress
And the heritage we share.

Our flag reflects the past son,
But stands for so much more,
And in this age of Aquarius
It still flies in the fore.

It leads the forward movement,
Shared by all mankind.
To learn...to love...
To live with peace of mind;

To learn the mysteries of space,
As well as those of earth;
To love each man for what he is,
Regardless of his birth;

To live without the fear
Of reprisal for belief;
To ease the tensions of a world
That cries out for relief.

Face the Flag of stars and bars,
Of red and white and blue,
A flag that guarantees the rights
For men like me and you.


Face the Flag, Son!
Take a good long look.
What you're seeing now
Can't be found in a history book.

It's the present and the future, son.
It's being written now,
And you're the one to write it
But the flag can show you how.

Do you know what it stands for?
What it's makers meant?
To think...to speak...
The privilege of dissent;

To think our leaders might be wrong...
To stand and tell them so.
These are the things that other men
Under other flags will never know.

But responsibility...
That's the cross that free men must bear,
And if you don't accept that
The freedom isn't there.

Face the Flag of stars and bars,
Of red and white and blue.
A flag that guarantees the rights
For men like me and you.


Face the Flag Son...
And face reality.
Our strengths and our freedoms
Are based in unity.

The flag is but a symbol, son,
Of the world's greatest nation,
And as long as it keeps flying
There's a cause for celebration.

So do what you've got to do
But always keep in mind,
A lot of people believe in peace
But there are the other kind.

If we want to keep these freedoms
We may have to fight again.
God forbid, but if we do
Let's fight to win,

For the fate of a loser
Is futile and it's bare:
No love, no peace...
Just misery and despair.

Face the Flag Son... and thank God it's still there.



as read by John Wayne.

This was part of his album "America, Why I Love Her" released back in the '70s....but good advice for the children of today as well.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 6:52:19 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/18/2005 6:56:19 AM EDT
Does anyone know where you can download an mp3 or wav file of this?...................It would be great to have!!!
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 6:58:56 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 7:06:15 AM EDT
Is he talking about the CSA battle flag?
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 8:15:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/18/2005 8:16:04 AM EDT by MK4Mod0]
Yes, I think he is talking about the CSA flag ......like it or not it is still part of our American History.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 8:26:51 AM EDT
Like to tell that to the folks who believe that "The Presentation Of Colors" is a great time to take a cell call



Link Posted: 9/18/2005 8:29:57 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 9:41:11 AM EDT
1) my interpretation is that it's about the US flag, not the CSA flag. The "stars and bars" part is in the chorus of the song, not sung by the Duke, and I think they just put that in there because it rhymed....reading the rest of the song, how could it be about anything but Old Glory....

2) I don't know that you can download it anywhere but the album was re-issued on CD after 9/11/01....it's available at Amazon.
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