And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
All historical inaccuracies aside, this painting by Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze (I totally had to wikipedia that) is one of my favorites because it shows a triumphant spirit and invokes a sense of patriotism and pride!
I had an extraordinary 3rd grade teacher who taught us the words to the National Anthem, and has us sing it (with our hands across our hearts) every week. Every single time I hear the National Anthem, I get goosebumps. I know we have our problems, but I feel so blessed to be an American. And thank you to everyone sacrificing (and who has sacrificed) their lives for our magnificent country!
I hope everyone has a WONDERFUL and safe 4th of July holiday!