Home-Centered Learning Programs & Materials
Defending Our Freedom
The Price of Liberty is Eternal Vigilance
"A Legacy of Faith was given to us by our forebearers. It is our privilege and responsibility to preserve it and hand it down to our posterity. Family Learning Center, encourage families, communities and schools to learn together about this precious heaven-sent gift of freedom to us through the United States Constitution.
The American Revolution gave us freedom, but the Constitution gave us the means to keep it.
The more we learn, sustain, think and abide by the wisdom and provisions of the original intent of the Founding Fathers and the Constitution, the longer our freedoms will last.
It may seem unusual to consider a national anthem as a Christian hymn, but in the United States of America (U.S.), certain parts of the text of 'The Star-Spangled Banner' have significant meaning for God- fearing citizens. In the third verse, the author refers to the power of God in the founding and preservation of the country. The historical account given in poetic form throughout the anthem speaks of that preservation. The basic situation surrounding the writing of the text is familiar to most Americans. The author's observation of the attack on Ft. McHenry during the War of 1812 is well documented in history. Looking into more than just the bare facts can help give additional perspective and meaning to the anthem. Why did the War of 1812 happen? Where is Ft. McHenry and why was it a target for the British? Who was Francis Scott Key and why was he on a ship in Baltimore harbor during a battle? Who was Dr. Beane? What did the flag look like in 1814? What led to the descriptions given in the text? Where did the music come from? What meaning can the anthem have for us today.