Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The red,white, and blue!

 

Barn & Old Glory

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Country flag

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AMERICAN FLAGS ON FENCE IN IOWA

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Old Glory

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The Star Spangled Banner

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!

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7 comments:

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

LOVE our flag and what it stands for!! Happy 4th Des!

Mari said...

Our flag is just gorgeous, how I love being an American ;-)
Beautiful images Des as always ;-)

Hugs~
Mari

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Love the Red, White, and Blue! Enjoy the 4th, Des!!

Red Rose Alley said...

I like the picture of the flag against the white barn.

Happy Fourth of July, Deserae.

love,
~Sheri

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

Such pretty photos - I pinned a few!
Happy Independence Day to you.

Sarah said...

Beautiful images! I find myself taking photos of the stars and stripes whenever the opportunity presents.
Happy 4th of July!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Great images Des...Have a wonderful 4th!!!