I sure miss the country I grew up in, and no I
didn’t move. At some point our country has changed
into something unrecognizable.
202 years ago last week Fort McHenry was attacked
by the British during the War of 1812. 19 ships
and 5,000 men fired around 1,800 cannon rounds at
British forces also attacked by land after their
successful campaign against Washington, D.C.
1,000 men defended the fort, but when the smoke
cleared the following day old glory still fluttered
in the breeze.
The aftermath saw 4 dead and 24 wounded in Fort
McHenry, the British had 330 killed, wounded, or
captured and America’s pride was restored. Oh yeah,
it’s also said this battle inspired Francis Scott
Key to write “The Star Spangled Banner”.
But were there parades or headlines about the
anniversary? We saw none. Instead we heard about
Obama cutting his vacation short, the Obama press
conference about Iraq and the problems in Missouri,
about Al Sharpton heading there, and news of
someone crossing our southern border dressed as
Osama Bin Laden.
Nothing about the battle in Boston that some say
was the turning point of the war. So now we present
two versions our anthem. The first is historically
inaccurate, but moving; and the second has verses
you may not have heard but are part of the anthem.
All 4 verses of the Star Spangled Banner can be
When we, as a nation, don’t acknowledge important
events such as these how can we expect others to
take our patriotism seriously?
Comments are always welcome.