Johnny Cash, wrote “This Ragged Old Flag” Perfect for the 4th of July

By Jim Campbell

July 4th , 2018

Johnny Cash, lived and died in Nashville,Tennessee On September 12, 2003.

He was a native he was born in Kingsland, Arkansas of February 26, 1932.

Many today still believe his death is a hoax, it isn’t.

“I’m proud of this ragged old flag,” is probably one of the more patriotic tributes to the United states ever.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In April 1974, while the nation’s TV screens were tuned to the myriad twists and turns of the Watergate scandal, which ultimately led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon four months later.

 

Johnny Cash, long one of country music’s most outspoken, socially conscious entertainers released another of his “message” songs.

 

 

 In the tradition of his previous spoken-word records “Man in Black” and “What Is Truth,” Cash’s “Ragged Old Flag” reflected the singer-songwriter’s patriotism and reaffirmed his faith in America at a time when many younger fans had still not forgiven him for visiting with Nixon at the White House two years earlier.

 

During that visit, however, after Nixon mentioned two of his favorite songs, “Okie From Muskogee” and “Welfare Cadillac,” (neither of which were Cash’s), the iconic (and ballsy) performer instead played the anti-Vietnam War “What Is Truth” for the then-Commander-in-Chief.

 

 

He then followed up with “Man in Black,” a theme to the downtrodden, and finished off with “The Ballad of Ira Hayes,” detailing the plight of Native Americans.

 

THE END

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8 Responses to Johnny Cash, wrote “This Ragged Old Flag” Perfect for the 4th of July

  1. Kristi Ann says:

    Here is my post from 2013 ( https://kristiann1.com/2013/08/31/rof/ )!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY too our Christian Nation USA!! 1776-2018!!

    Love Always and Shalom ( Peace ), YSIC \o/

    Kristi Ann

    Liked by 1 person

    • JCscuba says:

      Thanks Kristi Ann I’ve grabbed one of your images, the second song below is very cool as well. I’m J.C. and I run this circus.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Kristi Ann says:

        You’re very welcome!! Thanks so much for sharing this!! God Bless all my Sisters and Brothers in Christ Jesus-Yeshua and Your Families and Friends!!

        Love 💕 Always and Shalom ( Peace ), YSIC \o/

        Kristi Ann

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  2. Stealth General says:

    I was never a great fan of Johnny Cash but he certainly made his mark in the entertainment world. However, on this day of celebration for our great nation, my hat is off to Johnny!

    Thanks for this, Jim!

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