I sang the following song in a citywide choral cantata, “I Love America,” years ago in Newberg, Oregon. It made quite an impression on me as an 18 year old young man. It remains one of my favorite patriotic tunes. I share here with you the lyrics penned by John W. Peterson.
“Proudly it waves, Old Glory, over the land of the free; Promise of hope and freedom, symbol of liberty. Red, white and blue are its colors; Colors both brilliant and clear. Colors with far deeper meaning than that at first may appear. Red is for blood of Patriots who have died to free us; white is for justice and government of law; Blue is for honor and faith in all we do! This is my flag; This is Old Glory, the red, white and blue.”