The verse of the Star Spangled Banner you haven’t heard.


Excuse us, we have a little something in our eye. 

From Ray’s link (see comments) below:

Verses 3 and 4:

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 washed 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 loved home and the war’s desolation.
Blest with vict’ry and peace, may the Heav’n rescued land
Praise the Power 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![12]

Thank you for bringing this to our attention Raysrope!

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4 thoughts on “The verse of the Star Spangled Banner you haven’t heard.

  1. I would like to personally thank the Marine for his service to our country.
    And a personal thanks to you for your Patriotism and bringing this to everyone’s attention.

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