Friday, May 28, 2010

Memorial Day

 Oh, say can you see, by the dawns 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's red glare, the bombs bursting in air
gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

,,,Blest with victory and peace, may the heaven rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation...

Excerpts from The Star Spangled Banner
By Francis Scott Key
September 1814

*** Have a nice long weekend!***

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