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2 Words and Lyrics by George M. Cohan

3 The Facts About Our Song Title: You’re A Grand Old Flag Composer: George M. Cohan Lyricist: George M. Cohan Year: 1906 The Reason: George M. Cohan met a Civil War veteran who fought at Gettysburg. Cohan noticed the vet held a carefully folded but ragged old flag. The man turned to Cohan and said, "She's a grand old rag." Cohan thought it was a great line and so named his tune "You're a Grand Old Rag." This is a sample of a way that you can present your song. Click to advance each slide Press ‘esc’ at any time to stop the presentation.

4 The Lyrics and Music You're a grand old flag, tho' you're torn to rag, 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 under Red, White and Blue, Where there's never a boast or a brag; "But should auld acquaintance be forgot," Keep your eye on the grand old flag. The song will play twice, if you wait before clicking again. Wait for the music to play.

5 You’re a grand old flag… High above, over a true "home of the brave," the floating folds of the Star Spangled Banner symbolize the American way of life to soldiers in training for the battles that will bring freedom to an unhappy, wartorn world, Fort Knox, Ky. Alfred T. Palmer, photographer CREATED/PUBLISHED 1942 June

6 …tho' you're torn to a rag, This is the first American flag to be named “Old Glory.” The flag was made in 1824 for Captain William Driver… Division of the History of Technology, Armed Forces History National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution Behring Center

7 And forever in peace may you wave. Raising Old Glory over Morro Castle J. Stuart Blackton, Albert E. Smith, Producers. CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., c1899.

8 You're the emblem of… Poster for art exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago, November 14 to January 5, showing part of an American flag. CREATED/PUBLISHED Chicago : Illinois WPA Art Project, 1940.

9 …the land I love, Detroit, Michigan. Wall of American flags carried by Boy Scouts at the Blitz Scout meeting. Arthur S. Siegel, photographer CREATED/PUBLISHED 1942 July.

10 The home of the free and the brave. Detroit, Michigan. Little girl carrying American flag in the Labor Day parade. Arthur S. Siegel, photographer CREATED/PUBLISHED 1942 Sept.

11 Ev'ry heart beats true… Three Chinese children standing in a room, each holding an American flag and a Chinese flag. Chicago Daily News, Inc., photographer CREATED/PUBLISHED 1929.

12 …under Red, White and Blue, Flag - Detroit, Michigan Arthur Siegel, , photographer CREATED/PUBLISHED 1942 July

13 Where there's never a boast or a brag; RMA flag service on the steps of New York Public Library, 1919 / [Kinogram Pub. Corp.]. CREATED/PUBLISHED October 27, 1919

14 " But should auld acquaintance be forgot," Betsy Ross making the flag. Jean Louis Gerome Ferris, , artist CREATED/PUBLISHED [between 1900 and 1920]

15 Keep your eye on the grand old flag.

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