Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Wilbur D. Nesbit (18711927)
Your flag and my flag, And how it flies to-day In your land and my land And half a world away! Rose-red and blood-red The stripes for ever gleam; Snow-white and soul-white The good forefathers dream; Sky-blue and true-blue, with stars to gleam aright The gloried guidon of the day; a shelter through the night.
WILBUR D. NESBIT, A Song for Flag Day, stanza 1, The Trail to Boyland, p. 96 (1904).