Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Patriotic Series, Oh Say Can You See

"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?"

The flag at Ella's Attic downtown may be the largest 
indoor star-spangled banner in town! 
It really takes your breath away upon entering the store.

"The Star-Spangled Banner" was written in 1814 by a lawyer, Francis Scott Key, 
after he witnessed the battle of Fort McHenry in Chesapeake Bay
 during the War of 1812. The poem later became our national anthem
 and is notoriously difficult to sing, because its melody
 spans one and a half octaves.

1 comment:

Lois said...

Happy 4th of July!