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by William Tyler Page
I believe in the United States of America as a Government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed; a democracy in a republic; a sovereign Nation of many sovereign States; a perfect Union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes. I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it; to support its Constitution; to obey its laws; to respect its flag; and to defend it against all enemies.
Lyrics by Francis Scott Key
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, thro' the perilous fight, o'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming? And the rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air, gave proof thro' 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, thro' the mists of the deep, where thee 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 was washed out, their foul footstep's pollution, no refuge could save, the hireling and slave, from the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave, and thee 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 free man shall stand, between their loved homes, and war's desolation, blest with vict'ry and peace, may the Heav'n rescued land, praise the Pow'r 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.
"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.'"
A little courage helps more than much knowledge, a little human sympathy more than much courage, and the least tincture of the love of God more than all. -- C. S. Lewis