Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Flag Day 2011

Today is FLAG DAY! Here are a few FLAG FACTS you may find interesting:

 More than likely you have heard the song, The Star Spangled Banner. You usually hear it while people are looking at the flag. Many sporting events start with the singing of our National Anthem.  But do you know who wrote the famous song?  About 197 years ago a man named Francis Scott Key wrote the words to what is now our National Anthem. It was originally written as a poem. The poem was put to music that was written by John Stafford Smith. Watch and listen as our National Anthem is performed by Jordan Shelton:

Here are the lyrics:

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?


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Deedee Wills said...

Beautiful voice! Thank you for sharing.

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Mrs. Coe said...

I came by to say thank you for the support and now I am thanking you for that post! Still working on your button just have had little time.


Send Thank You Flowers said...

She has an amazing voice! Thank you I'm going to look out for her work!