“The Star Spangled Banner”
Francis Scott Key, 1814
Oh, say, can you see, by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro’ the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof thro’ the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say, does that start spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
Our 2013 Commencement Ceremony will begin with the singing of the United States National Anthem. All guests are invited to stand.