Said Washington to Betsy Ross, “A flag our nation needs
To lead our valiant soldiers on to high and noble deeds
Now can you make one for us, to which she made reply,
“I am not certain if I can; At least I’ll gladly try.”
So she took some red for the blood they shed
Some white for purity,
Some stars so bright from the sky overhead
Some blue for loyalty,
And sewed them all together,
For loyal hearts and true,
And hand in hand as one we stand
For the red, the white and the blue.
Said Betsy Ross to Washington, “Your country’s flag behold!”
And through his tear-dimmed eyes he saw the stars and stripes unfold.
Then to his breast he clasped it, and looked to heaven above.
“Oh may it ever stand,” he cried, “For rights and truth and love.” Source: Jubilant: A Modern Sunday-School Hymnal #222 -Author C. Austin Miles
I hope everyone had a great Fourth of July. We spent it in Ohio with our family, Josh, Missy, Wyatt, Logan, and Tucker. The Mount Vernon Country Club put on quite a feast, and we enjoyed every bite! Thank you, Executive Chef Larry Fontaine, and the many workers who helped with the delicious food. I ended the day with a beautiful walk near the golf course and watched the sunset.