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!
The Star Spangled Banner ~ Francis Scott Key 1812
Today, on this Flag Day, we will replace our trusty flag that adorns the front porch. I’ll head to Walmart and secure a fresh, new version to take its place. The new star spangled banner will remind us through the year to come ~ that by the grace of Almighty God ~ we live in the land of the free.
Study the flag with a great book, like – The Star Spangled Banner by Spier – chalked full of lovely illustrations and a thought-provoking read.
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