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, through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming;
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air;
Gave proof through the night that our Flag was still there.
Oh, say does the Star-Spangled Banner yet wave,
O'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave?
Oh! Thus be it e'er when freeman shall stand
Between their loved home and the war's desolation.
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n-rescued land
Praise the Pow'r 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.
I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America
and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God,
Indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed; a democracy in a Republic; a sovereign Nation of many sovereign States; a perfect Union, one and Inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes.
I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it; to support its Constitution; to obey its laws; to respect its Flag; and to defend it against all enemies.
-William Tyler Page -
We, the people of the United States in order for form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
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