Happy Independence Day America, No Hard Feelings England (Post #505) 7/4/2014


Our countries have had a long history. It didn’t start out so wonderful. But I can assure you since 1914 we’ve been the best of friends. Everyone knows the United States and Great are two countries separated by a common language. With all that said, we all love and drive our Land Rovers with pride. Its not about country any more.

We didn’t get along so well until the last of the 19th century. Our two countries began to align their global interests during the Great Rapprochement. In my opinion the last big dust up with Great Britain had to be the second war of independence also known as the War of 1812.

This year is the 200th anniversary (September 14th) of the poem that Frances Scott Key penned that became our National Anthem. Today is the day we celebrate our Independence from a tyrannical rule that undermined the liberty of men.

Many Americans don’t know there are two additional verses of the poem. This is the last…

“Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home 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!”

Brave and free.

Happy Independence Day Everyone.

Thanks for reading and Happy Rovering.