Parkland Press

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Chosen Word

Thursday, July 4, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

Raise the Flag!

Raise the flag for the 4th of July!

Lord above, may she ever fly

Less bloodletting than

that day in France

Ben Franklin and his friends declare

Independence from British

domination the colonies share

Those steamy days

in Philadelphia spent

Produced a noble document

Then signed by each gallant gent

Has stood the test of time

Yes, Raise the Flag

for the 4th once more

Despite complaints of guns galore

Celebrate, picnic,

neighbors and friends

Watch the fireworks with family again

Raise the flag for the 4th of July!

With pride in our nation

May she never die!

D.J. Hausman-Hill

Lititz