Skip to comments.Today is National Anthem Day
Posted on 03/03/2012 8:37:50 PM PST by moviefan8
March 3 is National Anthem Day. Today is the day to celebrate The Star-Spangled Banner. Francis Scott Key wrote the Star Spangled Banner during the war of 1812.
In August 1814 the British detained Dr. William Beanes as a prisoner of war. Beanes was a friend of Key. Key and a United States negotiator boarded a British vessel where Beanes was being held and negotiated his friends release. The British decided to capture Key and the negotiator. They were held until after the attack on Fort McHenry which guarded the harbor and city of Baltimore, Maryland. The story goes that Key watched the bombardment of the fort from the ship and was so happy to see the flag still flying that he was inspired to write The Star Spangled Banner the following day Sept. 14, 1814.
The song officially became our National anthem on March 3, 1931 thus we celebrate National Anthem Day every March 3rd.
So proudly fly the flag today and sing our National Anthem with pride whenever you have the chance. But try not to sing out of key. The Star Spangled Banner is one of the most difficult songs to sing but one of the most beautiful songs written.
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Obama has changed the national anthem to “Hail to the Thief”!
You’d better sing-along, or else!
Thank you for pinging the Maryland group. Great idea!
You’re welcome. Actually, I guess I could try the early-days ping, too....
I like the second and third verses the best
A new verse for the Star Spangled Banner has been written. It’s called the “prophecy verse”.
For those unfamiliar with the prophecies about America... We’re supposed to experience plague, earthquake, nuclear strikes, invasion by a coalition of nations, destruction of our military and our government, and brutal occupation. All of this, according to the prophecies, supposedly is ordained by God as a judgement on our national sin. However that’s not the end of it. American guerillas never give up, and eventually, divine intervention strengthens their hand, breaking the occupation and bringing victory. These prophecies are all over the internet, you can read them elsewhere. Interestingly, Red Dawn (1984) was supposedly based in part on one of them, which leads some folks to call this coming conflict, the “Red Dawn War”.
Anyway....this is how it’s being circulated:
STAR SPANGLED BANNER — PROPHECY VERSE
Inspired by the war prophecies of George Washington, Sarah Hoffman, Chuck Youngbrandt et al.
Not to be sung publicly til after the war...
Oh say can you see, by the savage red dawn,
The long-prophesied war, and our land’s devastation?
For God’s judgement is just, yet His mercy lives on,
In the remnant preserved, for restoring the nation.
With our government gone,
Our guerillas fought on
And victory came,
When the Lord made them strong
And the star spangled banner, by God’s grace shall wave,
O’er the land of the free, and the home of the brave.
Print it out, save it in your survival stash, just in case....
If nobody is taught to sing —and sings all stanza including: “And this be our motto—In God is our trust” does it still matter? Does it remain our National anthem? TO me it does -but I am appalled at the national ignorance.
A lot has changed over the years. It does remain our anthem, however, and everyone should know it.
Instant communication and travel has changed everything. Our world has become more connected and one big huge melting pot. Maybe nationalism might be a thing of the past as time marches on. Who knows what the future brings.