“And where is that band who so valiantly swore, that the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion a home and a Country should leave us no more?
“Their blood was wash’d out their foul footstep’s. 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.”
The above quotations are the third stanza to the unedited version of the “Star-Spangled Banner.”
Many Americans know the less controversial version that is sung at sporting events. But fewer probably know the complete version.
The real words of the poem might bring more into context Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand at attention while the song is played.
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