Tuesday, September 11, 2012

We will never forget... 9/11



Like every american, i still remember where i was 11 years ago today. i was a sophomore in high school, walking into my English class. I remember hearing my teacher talking about a plane crashing into a building, i remember think to myself, why is she so upset, i thought it was an accident.

 Then we watched the news as they other plane crashed into the building. omg that's when it hit me. This is not an accident...I was devastated. i couldn't believe people could be so evil. My heart broken. 

I think no matter what our political view are or our religious believes are, we are one. We were all Americans.
Willing to do anything to lend a hand. 
I think this is what makes us a great country, 
no matter how hard they try they will never take our 
freedom away from us. We will not allow it. 
we will fight for our right as one nation. 
We will always stand as one. 

We will never forget! i am blessed everyday have my family and my freedom. Something nobody can ever take from me. I am proud to be an american. God bless america! 


love our national anthem! 
 it makes me cry every time! 

The Star Spangled Banner

In 1814, Francis Scott Key wrote the poem, Defense of Fort McHenry. The poem was later put to the tune of (John Stafford Smith's song) The Anacreontic Song, modified somewhat, and retitled The Star Spangled Banner. Congress proclaimed The Star Spangled Banner the U.S. National Anthem in 1931.
Oh, 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 watch'd, 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?

On the shore dimly seen thro' 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, half conceals, half 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 wash'd out their foul footsteps' 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.

O, thus be it ever when freemen shall stand,
Between their lov'd homes and the war's desolation;
Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the heav'n-rescued land
Praise the Pow'r that hath made and preserv'd us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust"
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
                                                      O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

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