While I was in Washington in March I had the great privilege of seeing the flag that inspired "The Star Spangled Banner." It is displayed at the National Museum of American History and it is spectacular, awesome and sobering. It was sobering to realize that America almost slipped away one night in September of 1814. Francis Scott Key didn't know if the flag would still be flying over Baltimore when the battle was ended. He didn't know if the flag or America would still be there, and thankfully the flag still flew and America still existed.
Continued thanks that America still exists today and prayers and hopes that it will exist many centuries forward.