Monday, July 4, 2011

America the Beautiful

In the land of the brave and the home of the free,

across rivers and lakes, above sparkling sea,

from the bright boulevard to the old country lane,

on a breeze that waves flags over changing terrain

floats a spirit of freedom so bold and so strong

that it stirs every heart with old liberty's song.

May God bless America. May she stand tall.

And may goodness and honor prevail over all.

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

=)

19 comments:

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Your photo selection coupled with the guitar version of The Star Spangled Banner was very moving, Sue. I'm so proud to be an American

Ames said...

Back at ya Sue! :) ~Ames

karen said...

It makes me so proud to realize how much we're blessed with in this great country. I love The Star Spangled Banner and our beautiful flag.

Laraine Eddington said...

Loved it. I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating.

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Amen to that, Sue! Such a beautiful post.

Brian Miller said...

happy independence day my friend...and some very well written thoughts on it over at my place as well...i hope you enjoy our freedoms with those that you love...

Amy said...

I always get a little teary eyed when I think of the great sacrifices made for us in this country. Beautiful, Sue!

Dixie Mom said...

Beautiful! Thank you for saying the things we feel so beautifully!
Happy 4th to you!

BECKY said...

Happy 4th, Sue!

Connie said...

What a beautiful post! Thank you!

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

Happy Independence Day, Sue!!! I hope you and your family had a great one! :)

Jenny said...

God bless the USA!

Farmer's Wyfe said...

LOVE that different rendition of the National Anthem! And your poem and pictures are superb! I think it's so funny the way your lettering switches back and forth to the red and blue...I thought I was coming up with something fun and original today! :) That is so funny...honestly, I didn't visit your blog before doing mine today. Great minds must think alike. :)

Grandma Honey said...

As always, the poem, pictures and music are perfect together.
Happy 4th to you too!!

Cheryl said...

That was sheer awesome, Sue.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Beautiful post - the words and the pictures! Great job. laurie

VK said...

Beautiful country and sentiments to match.
Thanks.

EG Wow said...

Gotta love people who love their country! :)

Darlene said...

I absolutely loved this post. I also love the Star Spangled Banner rendition. It is absolutely beautiful! I almost missed reading this. Yesterday was a bad day for me so I didn't do much. Pretty much stayed in my chair all day. Glad I went back to it though. I would have hated to miss this one.

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