Fourth of July Challenge: Star Spangled Banner Lyrics in Pictures…

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    Jill Staake
    Jill Staake
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    I know everyone will be busy with festivities, but if you have a minute in between the picnics, parades, and fireworks, help us with our special holiday photo challenge: posting photos from around the country that represent the lyrics to the US national anthem, The Star Spangled Banner. Can we post photos that fit will all the lines? I’ll start us off…

    “Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s early light…”

    (Sunrise over the Outer Banks in North Carolina, 2012)

     


    Jill Staake (florida33girl@gmail.com)
    Birds & Blooms Community Manager
    Tampa, Florida Zone 9b

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    plantdoctorzn4
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    What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming?



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    CatsBirds
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    Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight....



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    MDgreenery
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    4th line)             O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?

     

    Meaning as described from another site & unknown source:

     

    “A rampart is a hill built up by piling dirt up around a fort or other structure to help keep invaders out.  O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming is talking about the the bombs and rockets that were going off and lighting up the sky during the American / British revolutionary war, as the two opposing country’s ships fired on each other at night. It looks a lot like fireworks.”

    This picture is from another source; it is not mine.

    In keeping with Jill’s theme, this picture could easily reflect a scene from the Baltimore Harbor in, Maryland on the 4th or the Potomac River as seen from parts of DC/Maryland/Virginia.

    Happy Independence Day everyone.


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    plantdoctorzn4
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    I think Ann”s picture also covered the rockets red glare… the bombs bursting in air…

    “gave proof through the night that our flag was still there”



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