O 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 through the perilous fight, O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming; And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof
Fourth of July
Known as Independence Day, the Fourth of July is an annual, federal holiday that celebrates American independence from Great Britain. In 1776, Thomas Jefferson’s most famous piece of writing, the Declaration of Independence, was born and signed by the delegates of the Continental Congress. Today the Fourth of July is still celebrated as the birth of our country as we know it, and the holiday rings in the summer with fireworks, barbecues, gatherings, and parades. Browse these poems for the Fourth of July and read more about the poetry of the American Revolution.