Star Spangled Banner

Blog of a Mad Black Woman

OK, OK… it is not a song so to speak, but I absolutely love, love LOVE the American National Anthem ‘Star Spangled Banner’. Not only do I love it, but to have one of my favourite artists of all time sing it ~ Whitney Houston ~ makes me want to stand up and say “Yes, I’m proud to be American!” even though I am proud to be British. That’s how powerful the combination of the two are! 😀

I am aware that in the full version of the Anthem it states:

Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps’ pollution

Which refers to the British (quote from livescience.com):

The rockets were glaring red and the bombs were bursting in air as the British relentlessly attacked Baltimore’s Fort McHenry on the night of Sept. 13-14, 1814, the last year of the War of 1812. When Francis Scott Key spotted, by…

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