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July 4, 2016

Home of Brave!

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 8:39 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the beautiful, bountiful, bouncing, golden sun dripped, bluest skied, gentle breeze led island of Nantucket! Poetic license taken as today, like yesterday and the day before, is perfect for any visitor arriving on these bright and brimming shores…, this, Monday, July 4th, 2016, “Independence Day” here in the good ‘ole US of A, where 240 years ago, things were just a little bit different?  Ah, a debate for another time, for WE ALL come together on this holiday week end to celebrate OUR cultural LOVE for this great land and all that she has sacrificed on OUR behalf…

Thank you America! along with reverent, deep gratitude for all of the many, many, many heroes who made her the great country she still is today, through their self sacrifice and dedication to what is right.

The poem “The Star Spangled Banner” was written on a dark and stormy, September 13th, 1814 night.  It was penned while witnessing a 25 hour, intense and overwhelming barrage of bombs and missiles via British War ships upon Fort McHenry in what came to be known as “The Battle of Baltimore”; a follow up flare up between the British forces and the Americans dubbed The War of 1812. Written by a shaken, and quite stirred Francis Scott Key, a 35 year old American lawyer.  The poem was published by the Baltimore Patriot that very year.  Of course, the rest of the story is a history you are well aware…  In case you forgot the words, and the story, Sea Cape Cod has provided a “link” below deck if you will, i.e. the words themselves. For that song has been sung collectively more often than any other in this great land, one that is still under attack, but from a different sort of bombardment if you catch

the drift…

Have a great July 4th!

“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,

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.

Oh say!  does that star spangled banner yet wave

O’er the land of the free

and the home of the brave?”

~Francis Scott Key~

(Baltimore Harbor; September 13th, 1814)


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