Star Spangled Banner

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  1. HatcherTiger

    HatcherTiger Freedom Isn't Free

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    I'm almost ashamed to admit it, but I didn't realize that there are more verses to the Star Spangled Banner than what we all commonly sing:

    Star Spangled Banner Lyrics - USA Flag Site

    Reading all of the lyrics to this song gives me a completely different sense for what our country believed in back when it was adopted as our National Anthem. Although he mistakenly refers to it as the second verse, here is a Marine singing the fourth. I experienced chills down my spine listening to him sing that:

    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0fQd858cRc[/media]
     
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  2. pharpe

    pharpe Founding Member

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    I really like the end. Too bad it never gets sung.

    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!
     
  3. watson1880

    watson1880 Founding Member

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    Thanks for posting.
     
  4. HatcherTiger

    HatcherTiger Freedom Isn't Free

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    I agree but it should. Sent this information to LSU, in light of our rich military tradition, I don't see why it can't be sung at our school. We sing the entire alma mater now, why not the entire National Anthem?
     
  5. Tigerbnd05

    Tigerbnd05 National Champs 2003 2007

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    Timing before the game. TV makes everything be on a specific schedule. The Drum Major know exactly what game clock should read when he/she steps out into the endzone to begin pregame. They have too many things going on to take the time to play through the star spangaled banner that many times.
     
  6. martin

    martin Banned Forever

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    another reason the star spangled banner is one of the worst anthems in the world.
     
  7. martin

    martin Banned Forever

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    not sure i understand the "so much for the secular nation" part, the SSB wasnt even written as a poem until long after our nation was founded.
     
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    col reb Founding Member

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    :huh::(:nope:
     
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    martin Banned Forever

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    dude have you heard the russian national anthem? it is awesome. the french and italian ones are also vastly superior to ours. our sucks. even god save the queen murders ours.
     
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    col reb Founding Member

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    What? Is it hip/hop or something? Pretty happy with the one we have......if it doesn't suit you....oh well. Go serve one of those country and take your pride....I'm pretty much proud of ours....even if it isn't your favorite.
     
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