Flickr picture from jcolman
O say, can you see, by the dawnâ€™s early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight
Oâ€™er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocketsâ€™ red glare, the bombs bursting in air
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;
O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
Oâ€™er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
As you celebrate this Independence Day holiday, take a moment to remember the service men and women who have defended this freedom – both those from war times and peace times in the past and those serving today.
I’m proud to come from a military family! The service of my dad and grandpa are part of who I am.
My grandpa was a Navy Seabee in the Pacific during World War II.
Artisan Dad was in the Air Force and was a part of the missile crews “underground” during Vietnam and the Cold War. As I’ve mentioned before, while on crew underground he would needlepoint to pass the time.
Wishing you a safe and happy July 4th!