Our Country and Flag
AUNER’S PRINTING OFFICE, 110 N. TENTH ST., ab. ARCH.
Our Country and Flag. By m. l. Hofford.
Our Flag and our Country—our Union forever!
The gift of our Fathers: we’ll give it up never!
The home of our Washington honored in story,
It must be the land of the patriots glory.
The Flag of our Union, we’ll rally around it,
And garlands of victory shall constantly crown it;
No touch of the foeman or traitor shall stain it,
We’ll shed the last drop of our blood to sustain it.
Our Country––our home—we will honor and cherish,
Its freedom maintain, or defending it perish;
Convinced that if heaven smiles on us as ever,
No foemen can conquer nor faction can sever.
Our Union! may it be the glory of nations,
Where virtue and freedom through long generations
Shall witness the Star spangled Banner wave o’er us,
With millions to join us in liberty’s chorus.