Memorial Day


We all enjoy having a long holiday weekend.  It is great fun to be able to get together with family and have picnics and get-together with our friends.  But this Memorial Day holiday has more meaning than that.  Please take the time this weekend to reflect and remember those that have so bravely given their lives so that we can enjoy the freedoms that we enjoy today.  Take the time to thank their families.  Thank those that are currently defending our country against those that want to take our freedoms away from us. Let them know that we truly support them and appreciate all that they do for us.

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!

Thanks so much for coming by!  Have a wonderful weekend!

Cheryl

 


 

3 responses to “Memorial Day

  1. Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comment. I really do appreciate it!

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  2. What a great post! Thank you for reminding us of these lyrics, still powerful in this modern day.

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