June 14, 2002- "Happy 225th Birthday Old Glory"

She never looked better! Old Glory celebrated her 225th birthday Friday.

Maury Drummond looked at the huge American flag in the USS Kidd Museum. "When I see that flag, I see freedom. I see respect for others," he says.

White signifies purity and innocence. Red is for hardiness & valor. Blue stands for vigilance, perseverance & justice. The name Old Glory came from Captain Stephen Driver, a shipmaster of Salem, Massachusetts, in 1831.

It was in the early days of the 20th century when songwriter George M. Cohan called it the "Grand Old Flag… a high flying flag… the emblem of the land I love."

And this year more than most, Americans are showing their love of the proud old banner.

Maury Drummond says "Patriotism is in. It should never have been out, and hopefully it will continue. To remember and to respect those who have gone before us and to continue that legacy is what I think being a citizen is about."

Happy birthday to a Grand Old Flag!