As old glory came into being, born amid the strife of battle, it became the standard around which free people struggled to form this great nation. It is good for we Americans who love our nation and The Star Spangled Banner to review the words of Francis Scott Key's poem which is our National Anthem.
"The National Anthem"
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 watched, 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?