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

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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