Thursday, July 1, 2010

Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave..............

I am taking a break from all things technological to enjoy my 4 day Independence Weekend! I always seem to be plugged in to something:  laptop, office phone and computer, my Blackberry.  I am always making or returning calls, posting, commenting, emailing, researching, Tweeting, writing a daily blog, managing my Metamorphosis page on Facebook and I just recently took on the responsibility of managing the Facebook page of a friend who just started a new business venture. I am always eating, sleeping and breathing these things because they are my passion and my lively-hood. Time to log-off for a few days........

I have posted below all the verses to our National Anthem - The Star Spangled Banner.  It is such a beautiful poem/song that I want to share it with everyone!  Most people might not even realize there are additional verses because all they've ever heard is the first one.  I hope you will take your time to read and reflect on the words for they are truly beautiful.  I hope they inspire a new love and appreciation for our great nation especially during this time of war and uncertainty.

May our flag always fly high and proud.  May we never forget those who fought for our freedom.  May we never forget those who are still fighting even now.  May God protect our soldiers and bring them back to the land of the free and the home of the brave.......

And this is my Daily Cyn..............

The Star Spangled Banner Lyrics

By Francis Scott Key 1814

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?

On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,

Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,

What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,

As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?

Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,

In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:

'Tis the star-spangled banner! Oh long may it wave

O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore

That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion,

A home and a country should leave us no more!

Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution.

No refuge could save the hireling and slave

From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:

And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth 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!

1 comment:

  1. hey have a great 4 days.... we need too unplug every now and then....and that means in the mind tooo...enjoy