Memorial Weekend

As ya'll know I support are Troops 100% I don't agree with bush or the war but as an American that's my right. But for the men and women who serve I have all the respect in the world for. This Memorial Day take a second to remember those who gave all so we could be free. Maybe one day we all will be free with the same rights I believe that day is coming I already see a turn in the right direction. Be safe this weekend!

How many of you are gonna have cookouts?

I walked through a county courthouse square
On a park bench, an old man was sittin' there.
I said, "Your old court house is kinda run down,
He said, "Naw, it'll do for our little town".
I said, "Your old flag pole is leaned a little bit,
And that's a ragged old flag you got hangin' on it".
He said, "Have a seat", and I sat down,
"Is this the first time you've been to our little town"
I said, "I think it is"
He said "I don't like to brag, but we're kinda proud of
That Ragged Old Flag

"You see, we got a little hole in that flag there,
When Washington took it across the Delaware.
and It got powder burned the night Francis Scott Key sat watching it,
writing "Say Can You See"
It got a rip in New Orleans, with Packingham & Jackson
tugging at its seams.
and It almost fell at the Alamo
beside the Texas flag,
But she waved on though.
She got cut with a sword at Chancellorsville,
And she got cut again at Shiloh Hill.
There was Robert E. Lee and Beauregard and Bragg,
And the south wind blew hard on
That Ragged Old Flag

"On Flanders Field in World War I,
She got a big hole from a Bertha Gun,
She turned blood red in World War II
She hung limp, and low, a time or two,
She was in Korea, Vietnam, She went where she was sent
by her Uncle Sam.
She waved from our ships upon the briny foam
and now they've about quit wavin' back here at home
in her own good land here She's been abused,
She's been burned, dishonored, denied an' refused,
And the government for which she stands
Has been scandalized throughout out the land.
And she's getting thread bare, and she's wearin' thin,
But she's in good shape, for the shape she's in.
Cause she's been through the fire before
and i believe she can take a whole lot more.

"So we raise her up every morning
And we bring her down slow every night,
We don't let her touch the ground,
And we fold her up right.
On second thought
I *do* like to brag
Cause I'm mighty proud of
That Ragged Old Flag"

By Johnny Cash

5 Responses
  1. Anonymous Says:

    Hey Ryry, great poem. I'll be sucking on weiners all weeekend. I love to eat out. The bigger the sausage the better. On memorial day I'm going to try to see just how many weiners I can eat. Have fun and don't eat any strange weiners yourself. Hugs,Ed

  2. Lewis Says:

    No cook out here, unfortunantely. Working through Tuesday, also unfortunantely. Wishing you a happy holiday, Ryan.

  3. Laurie Says:

    First, I'm sleeping in!
    I don't know after that. I think
    I'll hit the pool wanna join? YOU
    can't wear any clothes though K.

    I miss you Baby Boy!



  4. jimm Says:

    I don't know that we will all ever have the same rights. But this Memorial Day I will remember my cousin Mike who died in Nam.

  5. We didn't have a cook-out (didn't feel up to it) but Stacy did grill some awesome steaks and did corn on the cob. Yummmmm!!!!