The Blood-Spattered Banner

Oh say can you be
One with dawn’s early light
And not proudly be vain
And know twilight’s true meaning
No blood stripes or cold stars
Seek no fortune in fight
O’er the infants to watch
As they’re happily dreaming
No more rocket’s red glare
No bombs bursting in air
Spread peace through the world
And show hope is still there
So hey!
Put that blood-spattered banner
And be truly free
At home
In a brave new day