Friday, July 2, 2010

Pink Saturday July 4



The colors of the pales (the vertical stripes) used in the flag of the United States of America; White signifies purity and innocence, Red, hardiness & valour, and Blue, the color of the Chief (the broad band above the stripes) signifies vigilance, perseverance & justice. You'll find more at USFlag.org



The Star Spangled Banner was composed by Francis Scott Key, "In Defense of Fort McHenry" in September 1814. Congress proclaimed it the U.S. National Anthem in 1931

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, thru the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In full glory reflected, now shines on the stream:
Tis the star-spangled banner: O, long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
Flag draped from the roof of the Pentagon

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion
A home and a country should leave us no more?
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

O, 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!





Welcome to Pink Saturday at Gracie Jewellery. This weekend is a special one as our neighbours to the south are celebrating their nation's 234th birthday. Our Pink Saturday hostess, Beverly from How Sweet the Sound has encouraged us to show our red, white and blue.






My red - Rhodolite Garnets





My white - Freshwater Pearls





My blue - Sodalite

Last week Carol at Old Glory Cottage joined Pink Saturday for the first time. The name of her blog fits in so well with July 4th, you have to go visit her today.

Have a happy and safe July 4th weekend. Thanks for visiting.

8 comments:

  1. Happy Pink Saturday!! Your jewelry is awesome!

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  2. You make stunning jewelry. Have a wonderful weekend and take care:)

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  3. Happy 4TH of July & Pink Saturday, your jewelry is absolutely gorgeous!!
    (((hugs)))
    Karen

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  4. I enjoy seeing your jewelry, and the red, white and blue pieces are perfect to celebrate the 4th of July.
    Hugs
    Gail

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  5. Happy 4th of July - Your jewelry is perfect for the holiday!

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  6. Beautiful pieces! Really like how you've photographed them also. Happy PS!

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  7. Oh, how sweet. You are Canadian, and yet you did such a lovely post about our nation's flag. Thank you!

    I have a beautifully illustrated book, called "Our Flag Was Still There" about the battle in the War of 1812 which inspired Francis Scott Key's writing of the poem which became "The Star Spangled Banner." Most Americans (including myself) don't know all 4 verses by memory...many do not even know there is more than one verse.

    Your jewelry is beautiful. Perfect for this patriotic weekend.

    Blessings to you,
    Patti

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  8. Nancy,
    I love your sodalite pieces- the bracelet is particularly gorgeous- Your silver earrings are so cool. Hope you had a lovely Canada day.
    Regards from a Western Canadian quilter,
    Anna
    http://quiltmomsjourney.blogspot.com/

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