“We have room in this country for but one flag, the stars and stripes
….We have room for but one loyalty, loyalty to the United States….
We have room for but one language, the English language.”
(The Great Adventure)
As Republican activist, the KHRW E-Club seeks out opportunities to reaffirm American values and to instill a renewed spirit of patrio
tism, love of country, and the belief in the special importance of American values through its “Spirit of America” programs and activities.
Honoring Our Flag
Our first and paramount objective is to foster respect for the Flag of the United States of America and the Pledge of Allegiance and to set a consistent example for others. “I Am the Flag” expresses inspiring perspectives on the importance of this national symbol.
I Am the Flag
I am the flag of the United States of America.
My name is Old Glory.
I fly atop the world’s tallest buildings.
I stand watch in American’s halls of justice.
I fly majestically over institutions of learning.
I stand guard with power in the world.
Look up and see me.
I stand for peace, honor, truth and justice.
I stand for freedom.
I am confident.
I am arrogant.
I am proud.
When I am flown with my fellow banners, my
Head is a little higher, my colors a little truer
I bow to no one!
I am recognized all over the world.
I am worshipped – I am saluted.
I am loved – I am revered.
I am respected – I am feared.
I have fought in every battle of every war for more
Than 200 years. I was flown at Valley Forge,
Gettysburg, Shiloh and Appomattox.
I was there at San Juan Hill, the trenches of France,
In the Argonne Forests, Anzio, Rome and the beaches
Guam, Okinawa, Korea, KheSan and Saigon all know me.
I am presently in the mountains of Afghanistan and the
Hot dusty deserts of Iraq, and wherever freedom is needed.
I led my troops, I was dirty, battle worn and tired, but
My soldiers cheered me and I was proud.
I have been burned, torn and trampled on the streets of
Countries I have helped set free. It does not hurt,
For I am invincible.
I have been soiled upon, burned, torn and trampled in the
Streets of my country. And when it’s done by those whom
I’ve served in battle – it hurts. But, I shall overcome –
For I am strong.
I have slipped the bonds of Earth and stood watch over
The uncharted frontiers of space from my vantage point
On the moon.
I have borne silent witness to all of America’s finest hours.
But my finest hours are yet to come.
When I am torn into strips and used as bandages
for my wounded
When I lie in the trembling arms of a grieving
The battlefield, or when I am flown at half-mast
to Honor my soldiers, or
When I lie in the trembling arms of a parent at
the grave of their fallen son
I am proud.
I Am the Flag of the United States of America.
Honoring Our Flag – Flag Disposal Center Project
According to the United States Code, “the flag, when it is in such condition that is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.” While this is not a legally enforceable requirement, it is a matter of tradition. However, a flag is not an easy item to dispose of. Prince William County residents who want to dispose a flag no longer fitting for display now have a new option, the Prince William County American Flag Collection Center sponsored by the Boy Scouts located at the Prince William County Landfill. In support of the terms of the Flag Code and the Boy Scouts Flag Disposal Center project, the KHRWE Club collected worn out flags and deposited them at the Collection Center.
At the annual Dale City July 4th Parade to honor the birth of our country, KHRW E-Club members join other Prince William County Republican Women’s clubs in marching in the parade promoting “Republican Women Leading the Way.”
Prince William County Events
In the “good old summer time” KHRW E-Club members join the Prince William County Republican Committee and other Republican women’s clubs to meet and greet visitors at the annual Prince William County Fair Republican booth. The E-Club also looks to other PWC events, such as the Multicultural Festival, to showcase the E-Club Republican Women Leading the Way.
KHRW E-Club members support the Prince William CountyRepublican Committee (www.pwcgop.org) sponsored annual fund raising Lincoln-Reagan Black Tie Dinner honoring our 16th and 40th Presidents. The Dinner is held in February.