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I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America; and to the Republic for which it stands: one Nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.


The original in 1892:
I pledge allegiance to my Flag,
and to the Republic for which it stands:
one Nation indivisible, WIth Liberty and Justice for all.

June 14, 1923 (amended):
I pledge allegiance to my the Flag of the United States
and to the Republic for which it stands:
one Nation indivisible, With Liberty and Justice for all.

June 14, 1924 (recognized by Congress):
I pledge allegiance to the Flag
of the United States of America,
and to the Republic for which it stands:
one Nation indivisible, With Liberty and Justice for all.

June 14, 1954 (again amended):
I pledge allegiance to the Flag
of the United States of America,
and to the Republic for which it stands:
one Nation under God, indivisible,
With Liberty and Justice for all.

Star Spangled Banner auto-plays once then is quiet.

 

Romanian Newspaper Editorial / Pictures from my email
/Stars Spangled Banner (National Anthem)

Recognize the words below?
It's the fourth verse of our National Anthem

Oh thus be it e'er when free men shall stand
Between their lov'd homes and war's desolation!
Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the heav'n rescued land 
Praise the Pow'r that has made and presrv'd us a nation
And 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.

think about it.

The second and third verses are below. The first is pictured above, with the music.

verse two:
On the shore dimly seen throughout 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, Oh long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

 verse three:
And where is that band who so hauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion
A home and country, shall leave us no more?
Their blood was washed out their foul foot steps 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

. Romanian Newspaper Editorial / Pictures from my email
/Stars Spangled Banner (National Anthem)


This page is here because I love my God, I love my country. My father risked his life for the freedom of strangers in Korea and later, Viet Nam. My husband proudly wore the Coast Guard uniform, and my sons that of theArmy. Both of my daughters married Marines.
...to protect the wonderful freedoms we enjoy as Americans, and for people to make donkeys of themselves.

 

 

and FROM THE EMAIL BAG...
   
We all get email worthy of passing along, and sometimes one will come along that speaks volumes...

 

Excerpt from a Romanian newspaper (it's one of those countries that end in an "a", like many allies of America, largely ignored by the media). Thanks, RK

We rarely get a chance to see another country's editorial about the USA. This excerpt from a Romanian Newspaper;the article written by Mr. Cornel Nistorescu and published under the title Cntarea Americii meaning Ode To America on September 24, 2002 in the Romanian newspaper Evenimentul zilei (The Daily Event or News of the Day).

~AN ODE TO AMERICA~

Why are Americans so united? They would not resemble one another even if you painted them all one color! They speak all the languages of the world and form an astonishing mixture of civilizations and religious beliefs.

Still, the American tragedy turned three hundred million people into a hand put on the heart. Nobody rushed to accuse the White House, the army, and the secret services that they are only a bunch of losers.   Nobody rushed to empty their bank accounts. Nobody rushed out onto the streets nearby to gape about.

The Americans volunteered to donate blood and to give a helping hand. After the first moments of panic, they raised their flag over the smoking ruins, putting on T-shirts, caps and ties in the colors of the national flag. They placed flags on buildings and cars as if in every place and on every car a government official or the president was passing.

On every occasion they started singing their traditional song: "God Bless America!" I watched the live broadcast and rerun after rerun for hours listening to the story of the guy who went down one hundred floors with a woman in a wheelchair without knowing who she was, or of the Californian hockey player, who gave his life fighting with the terrorists and prevented the plane from hitting target that could have killed other hundreds or thousands of people.

How on earth were they able to respond united as one human being?

Imperceptibly, with every word and musical note, the memory of some turned into a modern myth of tragic heroes. And with every phone call, millions and millions of dollars were put in a collection aimed at rewarding not a man or a family, but a spirit, which no money can buy.

What on earth can unite the Americans in such a way? Their land? Their galloping history? Their economic Power? Money? I tried for hours to find an answer, humming songs and murmuring phrases with the risk of sounding commonplace.I thought things over, but I reached only one conclusion... Only freedom can work such miracles!

Romanian Newspaper Editorial / Pictures from my email
/Stars Spangled Banner (National Anthem)


   
What's a picture worth?

Mahalo to the anonymous photographer who documented these captivating images!
These were forwarded in email...

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tender moment
     

As our President would say,

And God Bless America!


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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