Many a quill has been dipped, much ink spilled,
to convey Americans' love of the land
we call home.
Pride wells up inside and spills out
onto the parchment of books, poetry, and song.
"The Star-Spangled Banner" is so beautiful,
so poignant, that it never ceases to reach
deep inside and tug at my heartstrings.
The Star-Spangled Banner
O 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 through 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 through the night that our flag was still there;
O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave,
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
God bless America today and every day to come.