Sunday, July 2, 2017

Technolink Snapshot July 2017


Dear Technolink Community,

Hope everyone is enjoying the longer days of the summer season filled with many of our favorite American traditions: baseball games, holiday travel, picnics and barbecues with family and friends.

During the next few days as many are preparing for travels and Fourth of July celebrations, I encourage all of us to take a few moments to reflect upon the many liberties and freedoms we have today, in this great nation because of the selfless sacrifices of our military and public safety heroes of yesterday and today.  

As I think about our great heroes and the rich history of our country I find myself humming our national anthem. I share these poetic lyrics with you to enjoy as you are preparing for your Fourth of July celebrations with family and friends. 
Thank you for your continued support to our Technolink Community! I look forward to seeing you at the Fall Forum on Tuesday, September 26, 2017.

The Star-Spangled Banner

O say can you see, by the dawn’s early light,

What so proudly we hail’d at the twilight’s last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight
O’er the ramparts we watch’d were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there,
O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
On the shore dimly seen through the mists of the deep
Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines in the stream,
’Tis the star-spangled banner - O long may it wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
And where is that band who so vauntingly swore,
That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion
A home and a Country should leave us no more?
Their blood has wash’d out their foul footstep’s pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave,
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
O thus be it ever when freemen shall stand
Between their lov’d home and the war’s desolation!
Blest with vict’ry and peace may the heav’n rescued land
Praise the power that hath made and preserv’d us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto - “In God is our trust,”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.