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American Stamp by Twin-Kamon American Stamp by Twin-Kamon
My second of what I hope to be a large collection of national stamps, complete with their respective national anthems too.

I never knew that there were four parts to the American anthem. Very interesting.

:sing:"Oh, say, can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hail'd at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro' the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watch'd, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air
Gave proof thro' the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, 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 thro' 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 in 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.

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 wiped out their foul footstep's 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.

Oh, thus be it ever when free men shall stand
Between their loved homes and the war's desolation!
Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the heav'n rescued land
Praise the Pow'r 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!
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:iconmegamansonic:
Megamansonic Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016
I was born here in America even though this country has its problems.
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:icong0r3l0rd:
G0R3L0RD Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
As much as America has its flaws, I ain't ashamed to be born in it. Freedom for all!
Can you make a Betty Ross flag stamp?
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BlackHat6 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sept. 14, 1814-Sept. 14, 2014; 200 years ago our Anthem was born.:flagofusa: 
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:iconshadowed-darkninja:
Shadowed-DarkNinja Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool! Thanks for featuring the stamp!
And i didnt know it had four parts either o.o
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:icontwitchy-squeak:
Twitchy-Squeak Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for making this, one question though, I'm kinda new here and I'm not sure where (or how) to add stamps onto my page. I see others have got a collection on display.
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:iconfantasystock:
FantasyStock Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
This stamp was featured this week in my journal: [link]
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:icontwin-kamon:
Twin-Kamon Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
Wow! Thank you so much for featuring my stamp. :D
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:iconfantasystock:
FantasyStock Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
You're welcome! :heart:
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:icondeideiblueeyez:
deideiblueeyez Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
We Americans are lazy, but it's our laziness that makes us do stupid and funny things that amuse the world. haha
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brihanna25 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
I think the problem is that foreigners take it way to seriously.
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:icondarkmetaller:
DarkMetaller Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007
America is cool! i hate anti-american thought!
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:icontwin-kamon:
Twin-Kamon Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007
I'll agree with you as far as the American people (I love them), but I don't have much love for their government. (They've done far too many cruel and unfair things to us Canadians for me to trust them)
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:icontolo-dex:
Tolo-Dex Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007
Yes more plz :P make a whole collection.
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:icontwin-kamon:
Twin-Kamon Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007
Alright then. A collection I shall create. :salute:
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ChippingChart66 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007
:salute:Great to bring this up in honor of Veteran's Day!:salute:
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:icontwin-kamon:
Twin-Kamon Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007
Or Remembrance Day, as it's called here in Canada. :)
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:icontime-warrior:
time-warrior Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007
This is excellent! :+fav:
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:icontwin-kamon:
Twin-Kamon Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007
Thank you so much. :)

I was so shocked when I found out that the American anthem had four parts to it. I thought for sure that there was only one. ^^;
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time-warrior Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007
:aww: You're welcome. :nod: Very nice work.

I know what you mean, yep. I know the poem is four verses long, still I only remember the first set of words by heart. ^^;

If you like, check these links out: this one speaks of two additional verses [link] and this one talks about the "original tune" that the American national anthem was set to :lol: [link]
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:icontwin-kamon:
Twin-Kamon Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007
Those are very interesting links. Thank you for sharing them with me. :aww:
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:icontime-warrior:
time-warrior Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007
:)
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:iconrazur-the-wox:
Razur-The-Wox Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007
Awesome. I'll add it to my collection.
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:icontwin-kamon:
Twin-Kamon Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007
Cool. Thanks a bunch. :)
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:iconrazur-the-wox:
Razur-The-Wox Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007
No problem! :3
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:icontwin-kamon:
Twin-Kamon Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007
:D
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:iconjennie-wolf:
Jennie-Wolf Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
:w00t: very nice. :D
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:icontwin-kamon:
Twin-Kamon Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007
Thanks. :D
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