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National Anthem Project

Posted in U.S. by Ryan on the January 7th, 2007

Reading the Wikipedia article on the National Anthem Project was interesting. It never ceases to amaze me to what extreme people will go to to attack a central or core element of patriotism.

Of the 3 sub-sections of the actual article, the final one, titled Controversy, dominates in length. The following sums up the core of the “controversy” apparent to the biased author(s) of the article:

Some even believe the National Anthem Project may qualify as a mild form of war-time propaganda (psychological operations), militarism, or at the very least, selling out within public education.

What a foolish accusation.

O say, can you see, by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through 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?

May the flag and anthem ever stand as symbols of this great Nation.

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  1. Steve said, on January 16th, 2007 at 10:48 pm

    Amen.

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