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 i \\; i, May it ever wave O'er the land of the free And the home of the brave! The red in that flag is redder than the sun rising on the emem horizon with a face of indfmble slplmdor. Redder than the carnation flower whine colon were brewed in the  d heavea. It typifies the blood that flowed in rivulets down the dopes d Bunker Hill and ained the mows of Valley Forge. The white in that flag is whiter than the driven mow m it falls uncontaminated from the matchle hands of God. It typifies the purity of that patrio- tism that animated American manhood in a tlmm- and blood-fought fidds and a hundred crimson The blue of that flag is bluer than the arch dome of heavm; bluer than .the modest violet that bkmmm in the wooded glen on the sunny tided the old log. It typifim the sacrifice of the mother who gave her tint-born on the altar of his country, and knedinff at hls vacant ch asks C for strcnlh to condort her aching heart; takes the sword from the nezvdem hand d the dead hero and bucldm it to the wrist d her stripling son and bids him go forth ami conquer.