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The STORY Behind the Star Spangled Banner ! {GOTTA SEE IT !)
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Posted on 12/18/2010 4:06:58 AM PST by davidosborne

If you don't "LIKE" this video you have no clue what it means to be an American.. Even if you are NOT an American Citizen you should "LIKE" this video because it captures the HEART of what it means to be an American or an ALLY of the United States of America !

May God continue to bless the United States of America !

This is the story our kids need to hear in every classroom in America but sadly the bogus "Separation of Church and State" will not allow it....

.... yet another reason to homeschool


TOPICS: History; Military/Veterans; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: francisscottkey; nationalanthem; spartansixdelta; starspangledbanner; usflag; warof1812

1 posted on 12/18/2010 4:07:01 AM PST by davidosborne
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To: Dr. Bill Escoffery; TallyFlPatriot; politicallyincarrect; /\XABN584; 3D-JOY; 5Madman; ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=Iwa-lSVqA1M

Pass it on ping to all your lists ! May THIS story be on your heart and mind whenever you hear our National Anthem !


2 posted on 12/18/2010 4:11:06 AM PST by davidosborne (2012 will be the year of the INDEPENDENT CONSERVATIVE ! let's GOOOH !)
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To: davidosborne

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iwa-lSVqA1M

Hard to believe there are 22 “DISLIKES” on this video on YouTube.. I don’t care who you are or what Country you are from if you don’t “like” this TRUE story you are clueless !


3 posted on 12/18/2010 4:14:41 AM PST by davidosborne (2012 will be the year of the INDEPENDENT CONSERVATIVE ! let's GOOOH !)
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To: davidosborne
Wow. That's some really poor history and geography. By 1812 there were no colonies in the eastern US. They were states. Also, last time I checked, Baltimore was not on the ocean. And it was Fort McHenry, not Fort Henry. How much of the rest of this is made up?

And maybe he could get all the words right on the next take.

4 posted on 12/18/2010 4:22:56 AM PST by trad_anglican
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To: davidosborne

Possibly some of the “dislikes” are due to the fact that the video contains historical errors that detour the viewer away from what really happened.


5 posted on 12/18/2010 4:26:24 AM PST by doyle
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To: davidosborne

BTTT


6 posted on 12/18/2010 4:33:57 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: doyle

I had to watch it again to catch the “Henry” error but the reference to colony vs state is being a bit too picky IMHO.. Any sunstantial errors that you know of?


7 posted on 12/18/2010 4:52:00 AM PST by davidosborne (2012 will be the year of the INDEPENDENT CONSERVATIVE ! let's GOOOH !)
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To: E.G.C.
Nice effort with a few mistakes. So What it is basically true.

Doesn't matter anyway. Now we have 4 republicans who would each call themselves Christians who are pulling that flag down and selling out America , Christians, and the morals of America to allow Homosexuals to destroy our military.

Today that flag is in more danger than it has been since the firing on Ft, McHenry. We have Democrats in Congress that are selling us out every day with their partisanship, and citizens who would give up our sovereignty .

8 posted on 12/18/2010 4:52:21 AM PST by Venturer
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To: davidosborne

This should be posted on every Mohammedan website that exists! This is the reason that we, as a nation, will NOT surrender to Mohammedanism.

For those leaders, that in their treachery, move us closer to where we, by some supercillious law, become compelled to entertain such a loser’s way of life, as Mohammedanism is, must begin to lose sleep, with every American voice that says, “NO!”

Let those leaders become insomniacs for the rest of their born days.

Long live the Republic!


9 posted on 12/18/2010 4:55:12 AM PST by Prussianone
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To: davidosborne

Where’s the blurry monitor alert?


10 posted on 12/18/2010 5:05:17 AM PST by huldah1776
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To: trad_anglican

Try this one by David Barton instead:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDKfw8nysLA


11 posted on 12/18/2010 5:07:13 AM PST by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: davidosborne

Horrible video, no excuse for the historical errors


12 posted on 12/18/2010 5:09:57 AM PST by Ophiucus
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To: savedbygrace

That’s a bit better - but it made it seem the British launched a long range bombardment by design when in fact, there were scuttled merchant ships blocking the intended approach.


13 posted on 12/18/2010 5:18:13 AM PST by Ophiucus
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To: davidosborne
Referring to colonies is not too picky - using the term, colonies, places the conflict in the Revolution.

Also, Francis Scott Key did not write a song - he wrote a poem, “The Defense of Fort McHenry.” It was put to music later to an existing tune, “To Anacreon in Heaven,” often referred to as a British drinking song.

Key was not there on a government mission for prisoner exchange. He was there for a friend that had been arrested but he did get Pres. Madison's approval first.

Those were errors in just the introduction....

14 posted on 12/18/2010 5:30:03 AM PST by Ophiucus
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To: trad_anglican

News Flash! Baltimore is on the ocean or at least has direct access to it. Cruise ships leave from there and we had a boat in Baltimore Harbor.


15 posted on 12/18/2010 5:42:30 AM PST by DooDahhhh (hH)
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To: davidosborne

While it is a stirring video, and sets one’s blood ablaze, the story that the flag pole remained upright, though askew due to the bodies of patriots holding it in place, is wonderful theater but historical bunk. The actual casualties were minimal (about a half dozen), and their bodies did not keep the flag pole upright.


16 posted on 12/18/2010 6:01:06 AM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: DooDahhhh
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Baltimore...up near the top of the Chesapeake Bay

17 posted on 12/18/2010 6:06:55 AM PST by deks ("...the battle of our time is the battle of liberty against the overreach of the federal government")
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To: ought-six

I just love the technical analysis of FReepers!... nothing gets past the FR truth detectors ! NOTHING.. I still think this video captures the HEART of what it means to be an American which is the reason I posted it.... A good history lesson (as long as the technical errors are pointed out).


18 posted on 12/18/2010 6:13:22 AM PST by davidosborne (2012 will be the year of the INDEPENDENT CONSERVATIVE ! let's GOOOH !)
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To: trad_anglican

You must visit Fort McHenry and you will then be presented with the true history of that day. It is a very moving moment when the curtains to the darkened room are opened at the end of the presentation to reveal the American flag waving just yards from where you are seated.


19 posted on 12/18/2010 6:25:13 AM PST by gathersnomoss
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To: davidosborne

If in Baltimore, please make the visit to Fort McHenry. We visited there over the Fourth of July weekend maybe 15 years ago and I still remember the audio-visual presentation- a fascinating story of the battle and the writing of the anthem-at the end a large curtain opened up with a film of a waving flag and a glorious rendition of the Star Spangled Banner boomed out. Goosebumps time. Checked the website and there is a new visitor center.


20 posted on 12/18/2010 6:26:35 AM PST by pineybill
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To: davidosborne
A lot of historical errors in this video.

This is something written by Isaac Asimov and it is much better and historically accurate.

http://www.purewatergazette.net/asimov.htm

21 posted on 12/18/2010 7:06:04 AM PST by Cheburashka (Democratic Underground - the Hogwarts of Stupid.)
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To: Cheburashka

Nice link. Here’s another one...

Combined military academy choirs sing “The Star Spangled Banner” with brass accompaniment at Superbowl 39.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ETrr-XHBjE&fmt=18


22 posted on 12/18/2010 7:23:27 AM PST by deks ("...the battle of our time is the battle of liberty against the overreach of the federal government")
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To: davidosborne
An interesting historical footnote:

The rockets (...the rockets red glare...) were taken from the Tipu Sultan whom the British beat in India in 1799. The technology was unknown to the British up until that altercation. They also used them at the Battle of New Orleans on Jan. 8, 1915...which was actually two weeks after the treaty ending the war had been signed in Gent...although the treaty, of course, hadn't been ratified as the news wouldn't reach the U.S. for months.

23 posted on 12/18/2010 8:25:33 AM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Ophiucus
"Horrible Video"

A bit harsh don't you think.. I think it captures the heart of what it means to me to be an American ! despite the historical errors...... one should not get their history from YouTube !!! lol

24 posted on 12/18/2010 9:14:56 AM PST by davidosborne (2012 will be the year of the INDEPENDENT CONSERVATIVE ! let's GOOOH !)
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To: trad_anglican
maybe he could get all the words right on the next take

I trust the messenger didn't cause you to overlook the message.

Share with us the flaws you locate in this presentation on the same topic The Story of the Star Spangled Banner.

25 posted on 12/18/2010 10:06:59 AM PST by MosesKnows (Love many, Trust few, and always paddle your own canoe)
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To: davidosborne

I see, thank you.


26 posted on 12/18/2010 10:09:25 AM PST by Coleus (The Immaculate Conception: O Mary, conceived without sin, Pray for us, who have recourse to Thee)
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To: MosesKnows
I trust the messenger didn't cause you to overlook the message.

It seems to me that what the messenger says is the message, not the messenger. I didn't comment on the messenger, I commented on the message. John Adams said that "facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence."

It's a wonderful idea to teach our history, Lord knows the schools do precious little of it. However, if one endeavors to teach history, one ought to get his facts right. Otherwise, the effectiveness of the message is diminished.

27 posted on 12/19/2010 8:49:52 AM PST by trad_anglican
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To: trad_anglican
Otherwise, the effectiveness of the message is diminished.

Point taken!

28 posted on 12/19/2010 8:54:22 AM PST by MosesKnows (Love many, Trust few, and always paddle your own canoe)
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