"You're a grand old flag,[*]
You're a high-flying flag,
And forever in peace may you wave."
Cohan (b. 1878-07-03, d. 1942-11-05),
Grand Old Flag" (1906)
[*] Original lyric,
"You're a grand old rag, you're a high flying flag." Title and
chorus revised (still in 1906) after complaints about the use of
the word "rag" applied to the US Flag.
"Do you realize that it's almost two decades now, now since
those terrible days in September of 2001? Seventeen years of war
and death and sacrifice and the supposed Global War on Terrorism.
For our children, this most recent generation, the ones just now
reaching the age of reason and awareness, they have never known
an America not at war. They have never lived in a nation at
peace. Never." -- Jim Wright, "Memorial Day 2017,"
Stonekettle Station [thanks to
quoting this earlier]