Last Sunday afternoon after our freedom celebration at church, we took a drive around town. I had my camera with me and captured some photos so I could share them with you! Here are some homes in our community proudly waving their red, white, and blue....our American flag.
First on the tour, though, is our home and my mom and dad's home next door:
More homes in town proudly displaying their flags:
And my sister-in-law, Missy, (Richie's wife) sent me this picture of their home:
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 through the perilous fight. O'er the ramparts we watch'd were so galantly streaming? And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there. Oh, say does that star spangled banner yet wave, O'er the land of the free...and the home of the brave? ~ Francis Scott Key ~
Have you ever read the story of how our National Anthem came to be written? I think it's something we should all know. If you've never read it, here is a great (simple, but meaty) book to read to your children (or for yourself) that tells the story beautifully. Check it out!
God Bless America......the land of the free and the home of the brave.