Independence Day - Proud to Be An American

The Star Spangled Banner Lyrics
By Francis Scott Key 1814

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!

Mommy wanted me to look at the camera, but I just wanted to look at those Stars and Stripes!


Motor Home Cats said...

Good for you Hendrix. You know where to look when the Star Spangled Banner is playing. That is one of Mom's very favorite songs. That and the other one that is part of your title - Proud to be an American.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody and Camie

Simba and Jazzi said...

Happy 4th July .

Simba x

zevo hussein calamari said...

happy 4th of july!!!!!!!

Gemini and Ichiro said...

Happy Independence Day!

And good for you for asserting your independence!

River said...

It's a perfect day here in Ga, warm & sunny, low humidity and my mom is just about to set up the grill. She promised us each a hot dog!

Happy 4th! Stay safe.
love & wags,

Daisy said...

Happy Independence Day! I love your patriotic kerchief.

Anita said...

Happy Independence Day! You look vey patricotic, muhahahahaha!

¡Feliz Día de la Independencia! Tú luces muy patriota, muahahahahá!

Fat Eric said...

Happy Independence Day to all my American friends!

Fat Eric

(waving a Union Jack!)

Just Ducky said...

Happy 4th Hendrix and Bendrix.

Juno said...

Happy Independence Day, Mr. Hendrix!!!

Momo & Pinot

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Happy Independence Day Hendrix! We love your patriotic smiley bandana, it is really cool!
Purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam and Simon
(Still holding out hope you will get your tent ... hee hee)

SophieKitty said...

Have a great day looking at our flag!

The Island Cats said...

Thank you for that inspiring post. And Happy 4th of July to you too!!!

Wally, Ernie & Zoey

Clover said...

Hi Hendrix!
Happy Belated Independence Day!
You look so handsome in your bandana. :)
Love Clover xo

Jans Funny Farm said...

We're proud to be Americans too.

Nice post.

Evergreen loves Kilroy said...

Very cool post. Happy Independence day!

Victor Tabbycat said...

Efurry Friday at my boy's ely-mental skool, they'd play the National Anthem, an Mom was der the day they played the Jimmie Hendrix version. How kewl is dat?