“GOD BLESS THE USA”
from “Carol & The Holidays” CD
I AM YOUR FLAG!
I was born on June 14th, 1777.
I am more than just cloth shaped into a design.
I am the refuge of the World’s oppressed people.
I am the silent sentinel of Freedom.
I am the emblem of the greatest sovereign nation on earth.
I am the inspiration for which American Patriots gave their lives and fortunes.
I have led your sons into battle from Valley Forge to the bloody swamps of Viet Nam.
I walk in silence with each of your Honored Dead, to their final resting place beneath the silent White Crosses, row upon row.
I have flown through Peace and War, Strife and Prosperity, and amidst it all I have been respected.
My Red Stripes….symbolize the blood spilled in defense of this glorious nation.
My White Stripes….signify the burning tears shed by Americans who lost their sons.
My Blue Field….is indicative of God’s heaven under which I fly.
My Stars….clustered together, unify 50 States as one, for God and Country.
“Old Glory” is my nickname, and proudly I ware on high.
Honor me, respect me, defend me with your lives and your fortunes.
Never let my enemies tear me down from my lofty position, lest I never return.
Keep alight the fires of patriotism, strive earnestly for the spirit of democracy.
Worship Eternal God and keep His commandments, and I shall remain the bulwark of peace and freedom for all mankind.
I am your Flag!
Carol performing “God Bless the U.S.A.” at her “Carol & The Holidays” CD release concert…. This presentation was very special to Carol, as it included someone representing a branch of the Armed Forces from WWII to current conflicts! The troop third from the right is Carol’s namesake (SMSgt. Carol Carron Walsh) representing the Missouri Air National Guard.
Carol at a Memorial Day event
Carol singing at a local VFW dinner event in Festus, MO.
Singing at a Desoto, MO. Memorial Service for MIA’s
Carol singing “God Bless the U.S.A.” at Jefferson College, Hillsboro MO.