Star Spangled Banner Speech

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“O long may it wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!” These are the lyrics to the song many people know of as the star spangled banner. The star spangled banner is a song about the civil war. The civil war is how we have many of America’s gifts to our generation. Freedom is one of the biggest gifts to our generation. According to Abraham Lincoln in his famous speech Gettysburg Address, “These dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom”. After the civil war was over in 1861, about 4 years latter in 1865, slavery was banned.
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