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Here's what the national anthem is really all about . . . and why it's inconceivable that anyone would refuse to stand for it
Did you know this?
North Korea, Iran and all of our enemies hate the United States. They hate what we stand for. They hate our national success. They hate our military strength. They hate our flag, which represents all of the things for which we stand.
Even nations who pretend to be our friends do not like what we stand for or what our flag represents.
As nations want to destroy and take advantage of us, it is inconceivable that some of our citizens would dishonor our flag and our national anthem, the people who died to protect it, the people in our military today who are committed to protecting it, and our law enforcement officials who put their lives on the line every day to protect what that flag means.
Some of our citizens are simply ignorant of the facts, and how that national anthem came about. If you don't know the story, here it is!
Near Baltimore, Maryland the British Navy was determined to destroy Fort Hood as an example of their military might. The Colonists' sent out Francis Scott Key, a lawyer, to negotiate an exchange of prisoners between the British and the Colonists.
Francis Scott Key was successful, but the admiral of the British fleet said it would not matter. Unless they lowered that flag, which would mean surrender by the Colonists to the British. As sunset arrived the British Navy started a barrage of bombings of Fort Hood. Francis Scott Key records that it was the most unrelenting attack he could ever imagine.
During the night and as sunrise came, the flag was still standing. The admiral of the British Navy could not understand how it was still standing after massive direct hits on the location of the flag.
The flag was being held up by the bodies of Colonists who had died defending the flag and all for which it stood.
George Washington once said, "The thing that sets the American Christian apart from all other people in the world is he will die on his feet before he'll live on his knees."
The light from the bombs bursting in air and the scene at sunrise inspired Francis Scott Key to write the Star Spangled Banner, which we sing today. He only wrote the lyrics, which were later put to song.
All of the idiots who are disrespectful of our flag probably do not know this story, and probably never will. They are too busy trying to make a misguided and inaccurate political statement. They have the right to do so, but we have the right to illuminate their idiotic display.
If someone can honestly not stand for the national anthem knowing this story, then may God bless you and touch your heart and mind with the truth.
But here's what we do know: God is blessing America!
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