|Here’s to the red of it—There’s not a thread of it, No, nor
a shred of it, In all the spread of it, From foot to head,
But heroes bled for it, Faced steel and lead for it,
Precious blood shed for it, Bathing it Red!
Here’s to the white of it—Thrilled by the sight of it, Who
Here’s to the blue of it—Beauteous view of it, Heavenly
Here’s to the whole of it—Stars, stripes and pole of it,
Reprinted from The Sojourner, May/June 1996. National Sojourners are Master Masons who are or were commissioned officers in the United States Military Services.