I think this is Plagiarism..so sue me.

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Real Estate Attorney with Bay Vista Realty BK671311

The Star-Spangled Banner

-Francis Scott Key, 1814

O say, can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hail'd at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro' the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watch'd, 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.
O 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 the 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 on the stream:
'Tis the star-spangled banner: O, 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 has wash'd out their foul footsteps' pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

O thus be it ever when free-men shall stand
Between their lov'd home and the war's desolation;
Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the heav'n-rescued land
Praise the Pow'r that hath made and preserv'd 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!

    I just got off of the phone with a buddy of mine,  He can't remember these words.  He has always known the     words and he told me, "Gary, this is how I know I am getting old"  I forgot the words to a song that I have sung every day of my life...

I don't care about points so please don't POINT IT OUT that this is not Real Estate Related.  If you are an American or at least live in this country under the protections that our flag provides, then this is EVERYTHING RELATED.

Some remember what this nation is about

 

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Very good Gary. Your plagarism is excused. At least by me. I hope Francis Scott Key isn't logged in tonight. You know I was at a function last week and they played this and only about 25% of the people even bothered to stand up. Kids today think this is the theme song for the NBA and NFL. Go figure
Aug 05, 2006 01:46 PM #1
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Kristal Kraft
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Gary, Copyrights are only good for 70 years.  I believe Francis Scott Key has been gone a tad longer than that.

I think you are safe!

I took this photo just tonight.  Our flags with a double rainbox.The Stars and Stripes!

Aug 05, 2006 03:04 PM #2
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Gary De Pury, ESQ.
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Yea, I know.  I just wanted it up there. 
Aug 05, 2006 03:15 PM #3
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Teri Isner
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This was a touching blog emotionally for many of us who have husbands retired from the military you would stand at the cinema before the movie ..at a ball game or a parade.  It really is a matter of respect.
Aug 06, 2006 01:43 AM #4
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Gary De Pury, ESQ.
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Teri,

 That is a tradition that still endures.  I love going to the movies in a deployed location and seeing everyone stand for the national anthem. We take our freedom for granted in this world. 


Thank-you for your kind words, and relationship to this nation!

 

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