I am posting very late on the 4th, I wish you all a happy independence day. Please make sure to take a moment to reflect what it means to be an American. You are living in the greatest nation on God's green earth. We owe all of it to 55 men (all wealthy) who gave their lives and their fortunes for our liberty.
I was listening to FM radio the other day (I tore my self from talk radio this week) and heard a dj on a local station ask his listeners if they knew the words to the star spangled banner. I was stunned, disgusted and disappointed in how many callers he went through before he finally found someone who knew the lyrics / words to our National Anthem. Maybe its a sign of my age, hopefully not, but it appeared that not many people knew the words (I wonder what a national poll would be reveal).
I was taught in grade school along with saying the Pledge of Allegience everyday and the entire class sang America the Beautiful every morning Needless to say, I knew the Star Spangled Banner as well... So that's how I am honoring the Independence day, posting the words/lysics. Conduct your own poll, I plan to. Ask people in conversation if they know the words of our National Anthem. Personally, anytime I hear the song, I get chills. Do you?
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, through the perilous fight
O the ramparts we watch'd, 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
O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
For the land of the free and the home of the brave
Happy Independence Day!