With Honor I Salute America

With honor I can stand, salute the flag,
feel happy that I live where we are free.
I can be humble if I wish, or brag
of lands that lie in splendor by the sea.
I can condemn or praise our president
as he proceeds with plans  not guaranteed.
I may support his cause without comment
or bellow loudly that I’ve disagreed.
And as I worship in my church of choice
on Sundays when the sun breaks out to shine,
I pray with gratitude as I rejoice
to claim this costly freedom that is mine.
May Glory ever wave atop her stand
in every yard across my country land.


© 2014 Freeda Baker Nichols

Flag of the U.S.A.


8 comments on “With Honor I Salute America

  1. dotlatjohn says:

    I’m catching up on my reading so this is late, but I had to tell you how much I love your poem. It expresses our wonderful freedoms beautifully. And yes, may Old Glory long wave.


  2. Martha york says:

    Love this Freeda and feel exactly the same way.


  3. Something I praise God for every day!…May we keep what has been so hard fought for us!…and stand proud to be called an American!…
    Can youtell…I loved your poem!


  4. Ginger Kemp Pruett says:

    May our flag wave forever, may we have our freedom always.


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