Happy Birthday, America!


Standing at the feet of liberty

Standing at the feet of liberty

 

“While the storm clouds gather far across the sea,
Let us swear allegiance to a land that’s free,
Let us all be grateful for a land so fair,
As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer. ” 
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.

 

She stands tall

She stands tall

You’re a grand old flag,
You’re a high flying flag
And forever in peace may you wave.
You’re the emblem of
The land I love.
The home of the free and the brave.
Ev’ry heart beats true
‘neath the Red, White and Blue,
Where there’s never a boast or brag.
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
Keep your eye on the grand old flag.

You’re a grand old flag,
You’re a high flying flag
And forever in peace may you wave.
You’re the emblem of
The land I love.
The home of the free and the brave.
Ev’ry heart beats true
‘neath the Red, White and Blue,
Where there’s never a boast or brag.
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
Keep your eye on the grand old flag.

Hanging in the Ellis Island hall where many came to their new home

Hanging in the Ellis Island hall where many came to their new home

 

**God Bless America by Irving Berlin
**You’re a Grand Old Flag by George M. Cohan
**I took these pictures on a trip to New York City in May, 2007.  That’s a story for another time.
****photos copyright Paula Parks May 2007

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2 Responses

  1. WOW! Paula, that first photo, standing at the foot of Liberty is absolutely stunning.

  2. (PAULA), I Always Love The Photos You Post! This Entire Posting Was Absolutely Gorgeous! (GOD) Bless Our Troops From The Past On Up To The Present Who Have Gone Way Beyond To Fulfill A Duty That Allows Us All The Privilege Of The Experience Of Freedom. That Freedom Does Indeed Come At A Cost. (GOD) Bless All Who Do Not Take That Freedom For Granted!…BEN~

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