Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Flag Day.

"Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!"-
Francis Scott Key

"The Star-Spangled Banner" is the national anthem of the United States of America. The lyrics come from "Defence of Fort McHenry",a poem written in 1814 by the 35-year-old lawyer and amateur poet, Francis Scott Key, after witnessing the bombardment of Fort McHenry by the British Royal Navy ships in Chesapeake Bay during the Battle of Fort McHenry in the War of 1812."


Craver Vii said...

I didn't put my flag out today, because it's raining a lot. I almost forgot to do that on Memorial Day, but I had it up most of the day.

donsands said...

It's a nice feeling to be an American. I like the whole patriotic feeling, and yet, I am more, way more enthused with my heavenly home, and my sovereign King and Savior.

Yet, I am thankful for being born in the USA, and so enjoy all the good aspects of our nation. And regret the bad things we have done, and are know for.

Thanks for poppin' by my American friend, and brother in Christ.