The congregation of my church belted out those words in the third verse of the Star Spangled Banner over the weekend.
The verse permeated through me as tears streamed down my face.
It’s not often we sing past the first verse of our national anthem. But the words in those forgotten verses, of a song dedicated entirely to our American flag, are so impactful.
My husband hung an American flag in our yard recently. As he was adjusting it, an elderly neighbor from down the street walked by.
“Thank you for flying that!” he said.