God Bless America, Happy Independence Day

Independence Day.  A day we all celebrate.  Yet, why do we celebrate it?  Do we stop and think about it?

Today, stop and give thanks to those that have given so we may be free.

P.S.  4th of July is a date…Independence Day is a celebration.  G.W. Bush.

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

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What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming?

Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,

O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?

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And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,

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Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.

Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave

O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

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God Bless America,
Land that I love.

Stand beside her, and guide her
Thru the night with a light from above.

From the mountains, to the prairies,

To the oceans, white with foam

God bless America, My home sweet home.



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2 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. Awesome! Great photos and great words. Great read on a summer day.


    • Thanks Deb. I took them all…another one of my hobbies.


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