Happy Independence Day!

Fort McHenry
O 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 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?

Happy 4th of July to all the CIR readers, and patriots across the country and those fighting overseas.

[UPDATE:] Granted he screwed up on one decision last week, but at least he started this week with a good one. In perfect timing for the 4th since this cross is in honor of fallen heroes.