1814 Francis Scott Key wrote these lyrics after seeing the bombardment of Fort McHenry in Baltimore,Maryland: O' say can you see by the DAWN'S EARLY LIGHT What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming... "The Star Spangled Banner". Our national anthem.... Our flag had 15 stars and 15 stripes. "HAPPY 4TH OF JULY" AMERICA!

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Ginger Lovellette 01 Jul 2010

Exceptional! Love this!

Artist Reply: Thanks and Happy 4th of July.............

jimmy guan 23 Apr 2009

So futuristic and spaceostic! Totally cool!

Artist Reply: Thanks Jimmy you made me smile......

Julie Mayser 06 Jul 2008

REally creative photo, Sandra! and I am so glad that you honored our nation's birthday with this posting!!! :-)

Artist Reply: Thank You Julie. Our country needs remembrance and honor.

Mary Janosik 02 Jul 2008

Happy 4th to you, too!!! Very cool photo!!!

Artist Reply: Thanks Mary. It was a fun painting.

Eric Schatz 02 Jul 2008

that is one seriously big firecracker! great piece!