Happy 4th of July!

It’s Independence Day!
My mother had a few patriotic things out for decoration but I couldn’t make up my mind which to use today so I put them all out!
The pin on the hat I made for my dad a couple of years ago.  The bookmark is new.

Made in Lizbeth size 20 in 
Red, White and Blue!
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 rocket’s 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 that 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 in 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!

The Star Spangled Banner
by Francis Scott Key

4 thoughts on “Happy 4th of July!”

  1. I always enjoy your Patriotic posts! And I certainly remember the pin! Looks great on the hat! And the bookmark is perfect.

    Several years ago we visited Fort McHenry in Baltimore, where Frances Scott Key in 1814 saw the flag which was his inspiration. It was amazing to see the the replica of the HUGE flag that the commanders of the Fort ordered be made, so it could easily be seen from ships. Mary Pickersgill made the heavy wool flag, and it was 42 ft long and 30 ft high!
    That's pretty much the 'footprint' of our house, and I find it difficult to imagine how it was possible! The 15 stars were 2 ft point to point, and there were 15 stripes!

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