Mus­ings On The Ban­ner That Yet Waves

MidWeek (Hawaii) - - Front Page - JUST THOUGHTS Bob Jones

ing across the sky to­ward the

Morn­ing came and he ex- pected to see the Union Jack there was the 30-by-42-foot star was 2 feet across with

A treaty end­ing the war with no con­ces­sions by ei

stanza that Key wrote:

O 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 through the per

O’er t he r am­parts we watched were so gal­lantly stream­ing?

And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs burst­ing in air,

Gave proof through the there,

O say does that star-span­gled ban­ner yet wave

O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

Here is Fran­cis Scott Key’s first draft of what would be­come our na­tional an­them.

Fran­cis Scott Key’s statue in Bal­ti­more, Mary­land

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