Monday, May 25, 2015
A day for remembering
Today is Memorial Day in the United States, a day to think on the human cost of conflict. So I'll keep it brief and eloquent by posting the words to the fourth stanza of The Star-Spangled Banner by Francis Scott key.
O thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved homes 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!