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Star Spangled Banner As You've Never Heard It

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    Star Spangled Banner As You've Never Heard It

    This seems fitting for Memorial Day.
    Thank you to those for your military service.
    Thank you to those for their alternate service.
    The American spirit lives on.

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    Reminds me:

    If you ever get to Mount Rushmore, go to the evening program. We went in the evening first, and then I've been back a couple of times during the day - and it's no comparison.

    The first time I went to the evening program, the mount was dark and a female Nat'l Pk Ranger started to recite The Star-Spangled Banner. It was amazing. As she was getting to the last paragraph, she starting to sing it in an angelic voice and the lights slowly lit up the four heads until it was fully lit when she was finished.

    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!

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      Great set of words combined with an English drinking melody.
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        Very nice, thanks for sharing!