In the Days of Flags and Ribbons
February 18, 1991

In the days of flags and ribbons
We are walking tall with pride
for the men and boys and women
who are fighting for our side

In the days of flags and ribbons
the mothers, how they cried
for the ones so far from safety
and those of them who died

In America
We stake claim as the greatest in the world
In America
We watch another flag unfurled
as the ship leaves from the harbor
into the great unknown

In the days of flags and ribbons
We met on Wednesday nights
for a chance to meet with others
who were sharing in our plight

In America
We stake claim as the greatest in the world
In America
We see another flag unfurled
as we place another casket on the shore back
from the great unknown

In the days of flags and ribbons
We remember those who fought
in the wars that are forgotten
Like the inner peace they sought

In the days of flags and ribbons
When we try to mask our fears
and we realize we cannot
as we wipe away the tears

In America
We stake claim as the greatest in the world
In America
We see another flag unfurled
as we watch from the safety of dinner tables
at the great unknown

In the days of flags and ribbons
We await a soldier's call
from the blowing sands of Saudi
or a sandbag barrack wall

In the days of flags and ribbons
As we take our Sunday drives
Every house has tied their ribbons
With our patriotic pride

In America
We stake our claim as the greatest in the world
In America
We see another flag unfurled
As the missile strikes the neighborhood
In from the great unknown

In the days of flags and ribbons
We hail the stars and stripes
and we search to find agreement
among the military types

In the days of flags and ribbons
Every day to God we prayed
for the soldiers now returning
to a ticker tape parade