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Monday, June 29, 2015

G is for Grand Old Flag





G is for Grand Old Flag

The song, You're a Grand Old Flag

was written by George M. Cohan as the opening song 

for his stage musical, George Washington, Jr. in 1906.





"You're a grand old flag





You're a high flying flag





And forever in peace may you wave



You're the emblem of




The land I love.



The home of the free and the brave.




Ev'ry heart beats true



'neath the Red, White, and Blue,




Where there's never a boast or brag.





Should auld acquaintance be forgotten,



Keep your eye on the grand old flag."

Words by George M. Cohan.
All photos from my files and taken by me at 
various places through the years.  

Happy 4th of July!

Joining

62 comments:

  1. I love the way Americans fly their beautiful flag with such pride.
    You don't see that any where near as often here.

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  2. Lovely post for our beautiful and meaning American flag, Sarah! Happy 4th of July!

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  3. What a beautiful post, loved your choice of photos to go along with the words.
    Have a blessed July 4th week.
    gina

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  4. Beautiful, fabulous post dear Sarah - your photos certainly brought the wonderful words to life! The stars and stripes make such a memorable flag and I am proud to hang it from my cottage on Independence Day!
    Hope your Fourth will be a celebration to remember.

    Thanks for your kind comments on my posts from England - there will be a lot more!
    Love, Mary

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  5. Hi Sarah,

    I sang along while I read; thank you for that and for making Blue Monday special.

    Happy Blue Monday!

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  6. Now you have me thinking of that old movie with James Cagney...Yankee Doodle Dandy! We used to watch it on the little black and white tv in the kitchen and I remember singing along! What a nice memory and you have so many pretty pictures!

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  7. What a beautiful and festive tribute, Sarah! I love your patriotic photos, my friend. If we don't chat, have a wonderful and safe 4th ahead. Cheers! L

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  8. Beautiful salute to our glorious flag Sarah!

    Judy

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  9. Gotta love the red, white and blue Sarah! Happy 4th of July Week-enjoy:@)

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  10. Love your photos to accompany the lyrics to the song Sarah, especially the one with the chairs by the water!

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  11. What a fabulous patriotic post for the 4th, Sarah, and your photos that accompany the lyrics are wonderful.

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  12. Sarah, I love this song and I love the photos you have taken too! We proudly fly our flag every day and I take pictures too when I travel. Thank you for a beautiful post! Linda

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  13. Sarah,
    Love, love, love all your flag photos which are perfect for the 4th.

    Judith

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  14. Oh how I love this song! Our grand ole flag flies proudly on our home. May God Bless America. Love this patriotic post for celebrating Independence Day.
    Happy Fourth Sarah...........

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  15. I had a lovely time singing along as I read your blog today! Love the photos also. Hugs, Rhondi

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  16. Best post of the week! Love the song and you captured our Grand Old Flag in a very special way!!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  17. Wonderful Patriotic post! great photos!

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  18. A wonderful tribute to the flag and our country,

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  19. I was singing as I was reading this Sarah! Our flag flies proudly all year at our house! Have A Happy 4th!!

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  20. I sang along as well Sarah! Such a great post honoring our country. Hope you have a happy 4th.

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  21. Dearest Sarah,
    A perfect patriotic post for this 4th of July week and indeed, so much is about our grand old flag!
    Enjoy a lovely weekend coming.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  22. Wonderful post, Sarah, and I had to concentrate on the gorgeous photos as I knew I would have the words to this song running through my head for days!!! :)

    Have a great holiday!

    Jane x

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  23. Hello Dearest Sarah; Great post for your the special day of your country☆☆☆ Yes, 'Grand Old Flag' it is! The one with sunflower in the vase is my favorite♪
    Lots of Love from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  24. This post made me want to stand up and salute (while singing (Grand Old Flag). I love that song-it's so uplifting. And so are these photos. Is the photo of the vintage-looking flag holder (holding little flags in a fan shape) yours? I love that holder.

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  25. The images are wonderful...the song makes me cry...I am so proud to be an American...
    Happiest 4th, dear one.

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  26. HaPPy 4th of July Holiday Sara!*!*! LoVe your F*L*A*G PICS...
    Jeanine Burkhardt

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  27. Sarah, I hope your impending move goes well. It is so hard to have all of your dishes in storage. Mine are in storage too. Where are you moving to, still staying in Texas, I presume? Did you take all those pictures of flags. They are so beautiful. That is a "grand old song." Let's hear it for the red, white and blue! Joni

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  28. Sarah,
    Elegantly displayed post of The Grand Old Flag, dear friend!!!
    The photo with the Sunflowers made my heart skip a beat!!!
    Happy Fourth of July!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  29. Hope you have a great 4th! I love the song when I was young by singIng with my record. I love your patriotic photos. Have a wonderful weekend!

    Pam

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  30. This is such a great song that brings back fabulous memories of our lives in Boston, Mass., while we were students. Nowhere like Boston can you get a special effect during this holiday. There is just something different about the North Church, Beacon Hill on the Fourth of July.

    Sarah dear, THANK YOU for coming to visit. I think the next time you do go to Carmel, Sadie will be lovingly welcomed. It's a very dog-friendly place and many of the shops and even some restaurants (their patio areas) welcomed four-legged patrons!

    ENJOY YOUR FOURTH! Anita

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  31. I love it Sarah!! Great post. The flag photos are wonderful. I am one of those people who cry at every parade when the band strikes up and the flags go by, so I am a huge lover of all things patriotic!
    I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend. Happy 4th of July!

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  32. Awesome G post Sarah! Hooray for the red white and blue! Happy 4th!
    Jenna

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  33. Perfect post for the holiday week! Great photos! Thanks for sharing at the VIP party, Sarah.

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  34. What a beautiful post, Sarah....Happy 4th!

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  35. Your flag photos are so awesome, Sarah. Happy 4th!...Christine

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  36. Fantastic photos, Sarah. I love this post, and I hope y'all have a safe and blessed Independence Day!

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  37. Beautiful photos, have a wonderful holiday weekend!

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  38. A perfect post for our Independence Day celebration.

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  39. really enjoyed your melodic posts with pictures!

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  40. Great choice for Alphabe-Thursday!

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  41. Wonderful, patriotic post Sarah - wishing you a fabulous Fourth!

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  42. Oh I loved this. Great post. Thanks for sharing.

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  43. You had me singing along with "You're a Grand Old Flag" Perfect post! Happy Independence Day!

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  44. What GRAND images!
    Have a spectacular, safe and Happy Fourth of July!

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  45. Fabulous post! A real joy to read on this glorious day!

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  46. I just love your patriotic post. Perfect! It is a day to be grateful for and to cherish!
    Ruth

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  47. An awesome patriotic post. Enjoyed everything you shared.

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  48. Wonderful patriotic photos! Hope you had a great weekend!

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  49. perfect!
    Your photos are truly wonderful!

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  50. I'm a little behind with my blog reading, just back from vacation.
    I hope you had a wonderful 4th.
    Amalia
    xo

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  51. What gorgeous and patriotic pictures-I love them all but I pinned the one with the hydrangeas-that is stunning!

    Thanks so much for sharing this post at the #sundaysdownunder link up.

    Best wishes and a very belated Happy 4th of July too!
    Natasha in Oz

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  52. Love the song, love the flag, and love the photos! Win, win, win, all the way around Sarah!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  53. Great images Sarah! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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  54. What a lovely tribute Sarah. I love the pictures you are sharing with us. It is a grand old flag and I am proud to be an American. Red, white and blue proud. Thank you for your kind visit and sweet words. We are comforted by the other dogs now. Time will heal my pain. xo

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  55. Such a great post, Sarah! Thanks for sharing. You are one of the features at the Anything Blue Friday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's party. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/07/anything-blue-friday-week-90.html Hope to see you again at the little, blue soiree. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  56. O, don't you just LOVE our beautiful flag....

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  57. The Weekly Feature Series is live which you are one of the features. Here is the link so you can check out your feature. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/07/weekly-feature-series_10.html Have a wonderful Sunday! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  58. Oh.

    Wow.

    This was a Grand, Grand post!

    What beautiful, evocative images!

    Absolutely splendid.

    Thank you for sharing this great post for the letter G.

    A+

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  59. That grand ole flag always fills my heart with joy and pride. We are indeed so very blessed.

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