Monday, January 11, 2010

While leaving work today I was reminded how great it is to be an American.  As "Retreat" sounded, I faced our flag and put my hand over my heart the words of the "Star-Spangled Banner", rang through my mind.  I wondered if Francis Scott Key knew, when he penned that poem, that he would be rallying our nation for generations.  As I stood there, my eyes focused past the flag pole and the Rockies were backlit from the setting Sun.  My first thought was "America The Beautiful".  This poem was first titled "Pike's Peak" written by Katharine Lee Bates after witnessing the view from that mountain's summit.  She was so inspired that she wrote about all the splendor of her travels across the United States.   What did a lawyer and an English professor experience that turned them into extraordinary Americans?  What will you contribute to our country?

1 comment:

  1. You have a beautiful view everyday either going or coming back from work. We do have a beautiful country and am so greatful to the people that can put into word and music what I feel. That includes you.