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Happy 4th of July – Independence Day!

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?

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Amanda Acuña an influential Mom Blogger. She created MommyMandy as an online resource to the parenting community. She is married to her high school sweetheart and has three daughters, ages 14,11, 5 and a son who is 2. They currently reside in Texas.

6 Responses to “Happy 4th of July – Independence Day!”

  1. Jessica Beard says:

    Your girls are beautiful! I love their 4th outfits. So cute!

  2. Marcie W. says:

    I hope you and your girls had a great holiday! Love their coordinating outfits, I always do that too.

  3. courtney b says:

    love the outfits! so cute!

  4. Love the pictures! So glad I came across your wonderful blog! Check out my 4th of July here: http://chatonsworld.blogspot.com/2012/07/peek-into-life-of-blogger-mom-4th-of.html

  5. christine jessamine says:

    i love the outfits you chose for your girls. very cute!

  6. Christine Wooldridge says:

    beyond precious!

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