Star-Spangled Truth

All four verses of the Star-spangled Banner, followed by a vocal rendition and a Smithsonian article.

Star spangled Bannerstar spangled banner versesstar spangled banner songstarspangledbannerpatrioticnationalanthempatriotmemorial daymemorialhonorherosoldierwarWorld WarIraqVietnam
1.0x

Star-Spangled Truth

Created 2 years ago

Duration 0:05:42
lesson view count 14
All four verses of the Star-spangled Banner, followed by a vocal rendition and a Smithsonian article.
Select the file type you wish to download
Slide Content
  1. Star-Spangled Truth

    Slide 1 - Star-Spangled Truth

  2. Scene 1:

    Slide 2 - Scene 1:

    • Oh, say, can you see, by the dawn’s early light,
    • What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming?
    • Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro’ the perilous fight,
    • O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
    • And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
    • Gave proof thro’ the night that our flag was still there.
    • Oh, say, does that Star-spangled Banner yet wave
    • O’er the land of the free, and the home of the brave?
  3. Scene 2:

    Slide 3 - Scene 2:

    • On the shore, dimly seen thro’ the mists of the deep,
    • Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
    • What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
    • As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
    • Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
    • In full glory reflected, now shines on the stream:
    • Tis the Star-spangled Banner: oh, long may it wave
    • O’er the land of the free, and the home of the brave.
  4. Scene 3:

    Slide 4 - Scene 3:

    • And where is that band, who so vauntingly swore
    • That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion,
    • A home and a country should leave us no more?
    • Their blood hath washed out their foul footsteps’ pollution;
    • No refuge could save the hireling and slave
    • From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave;
    • And the Star-spangled Banner in triumph doth wave
    • O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
  5. Scene 4:

    Slide 5 - Scene 4:

    • Oh, thus be it ever when free men shall stand
    • Between their loved homes and the war’s desolation;
    • Blest with victory 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.
  6. Sung by: Lewis Schaeffer

    Slide 6 - Sung by: Lewis Schaeffer