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Happy Independence Day!

227 years ago…on July 4th, 1776
This great nation, the United States of America,
In a struggle for what was right and free,
Was proudly born…
May we celebrate that precious freedom
For which our forbears fought so brave
The freedom that is inherent
In the Stars and Stripes, our revered flag…
Celebrate Freedom
This Fourth of July!

The Anthem
The Defense of Fort McHenry
by Francis Scott Key
20 September 1814

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.
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 through 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, now conceals, now 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 wiped out their foul footstep’s 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.

Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved homes and the war’s desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heaven-rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, for our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust.”
And the star-spangled banner forever shall wave 
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

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જુલાઇ 4, 2008 - Posted by | મને ગમતી કવિતા

4 ટિપ્પણીઓ »

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    ટિપ્પણી by પ્રતીક : Pratik | જુલાઇ 4, 2008

  2. yes. Pratik. It’s USA Independence Day!

    ટિપ્પણી by Mali | જુલાઇ 4, 2008

  3. happy independence day….

    ટિપ્પણી by nilam doshi | જુલાઇ 4, 2008

  4. અમેરિકામાં રહેતાં તમામ દેશીઓને હેપ્પી ઇન્ડિપેન્ડન્સ ડે!

    ટિપ્પણી by Kartik Mistry | જુલાઇ 5, 2008


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