This is a very inspiring poem. If only there were more of us who would also stand as proud as that ragged old flag. We would have a country for which WE could brag!
Ragged Old Flag is one of my favorite Johnny Cash songs. He begins by telling about where it's been carried by the armed forces of the U.S. and ends by saying how it's burnt, dishonored, spit on, etc. at home by unworthy vandals. In the end he says he's mighty proud of that ragged old flag. :)