The flags are gently moving on their standards along the streetsWith patriotism ever present to our eyes do these things meet.Over two hundred flags unfurled along the sidewalk we do greetExtol the vision that we do experience ever so sweet. The flags now gently swaying upon their staffs along this streetEvenly spaced geometrically is how our eyes observe this feat.With patriotism to our soul do these flags meetThose multiple flags unfolded, evenly spaced upon our streets. Hold your banner, hold it up on highRejoice, upon these flags as they wave proudly against the clear blue sky.Sing your praise of the land you loveBehold the blessings of the lord above. This banner extols all of what we hold dearThe unfurling of this flag is perfectly clear.Extol the virtue of the red, white and blueLive, Liberty and happiness unfold into view. We pay homage to those who placed themselves in harm’s way.Our blessings to those who made the ultimate sacrifice and who are remembered on this day. Jack Howard is a former Pawcatuck resident now living at Apple Rehab Watch Hill.Letters to the Editor Letters are always welcome. To be printed, a letter to the editor must include the name and address of the writer; the letter must also include an email address or phone number for verification purposes. Letters are subject to editing by the Sun staff. Send letters to email@example.com, or, The Editor, The Westerly Sun, P.O. Box 520, Westerly, R.I., 02891.