Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day - Honoring Their Service



1. My country,' tis of thee,
sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing;
land where my fathers died,
land of the pilgrims' pride,
from every mountainside let freedom ring!
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2. My native country, thee,
land of the noble free, thy name I love;
I love thy rocks and rills,
thy woods and templed hills;
my heart with rapture thrills, like that above
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3. Let music swell the breeze,
and ring from all the trees sweet freedom's song;
let mortal tongues awake;
let all that breathe partake;
let rocks their silence break, the sound prolong
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4. Our fathers' God, to thee,
author of liberty, to thee we sing;
long may our land be bright
with freedom's holy light;
protect us by thy might, great God, our King.

America the Beautiful

1. O beautiful for spacious skies,
for amber waves of grain;
for purple mountain majesties
above the fruited plain!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee,
and crown thy good with brotherhood
from sea to shining sea.
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2. O beautiful for heroes proved
in liberating strife,
who more than self their country loved,
and mercy more than life!
America! America!
May God thy gold refine,
till all success be nobleness,
and every gain divine
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3. O beautiful for patriot dream
that sees beyond the years
thine alabaster cities gleam,
undimmed by human tears!
America! America!
God mend thine every flaw,
confirm thy soul in self-control,
thy liberty in law.
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Click the links to see the lyrics and hear the songs.

Say a prayer, shed a tear, and be very grateful to those who have served our country with honor and sacrifice.




Copyright (c) 2012, Randall J. Seaver

2 comments:

Jim S said...

What a great memorial day tribute.

My memorial day tribute was to post about my ancestor John Douglas Laurie. He fought for the 10th Connecticut Infantry during the civil war. He died in November 1864 from wounds he received on October 13, 1864.

Regards, Jim
Genealogy Blog at Hidden Genealogy Nuggets

Michelle said...

Beautiful tribute! Working on mine.