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Thursday, June 14, 2007

Some Flag Day Thoughts

A we proudly fly our flags on this Flag Day, remember these words from Francis Scott Key, author of our national anthem…

The patriot who feels himself in the service of God, who acknowledges Him in all his ways, has the promise of Almighty direction, and will find His Word in his greatest darkness, ‘a lantern to his feet and a lamp unto his paths.’ He will therefore seek to establish for his country in the eyes of the world, such a character as shall make her not unworthy of the name of a Christian nation…
As well as stanza four of our National Anthem itself:
O! thus be it ever when free men shall stand
Between their loved home 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 preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it 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!


1 comment:

You-know-who :) said...

I feel downright patriotic now, Dad. Amen!