Friday, July 4, 2008

Independence Day

Write America’s National Anthem on a sheet of paper, from memory. Do your best and don’t cheat. Then click on ‘comments’ to see how you did.

Reflect on the words that Francis Scott Key gave us 194 years ago that became our National Anthem only 77 years ago. Reflect on those same words after a few adult beverages later this evening.

Go forth and be vigilant.

1 comment:

Bill said...

O! 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 through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming.
And the rockets' 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?