Monday, July 5, 2010

My Country Tis of Thee~

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!

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.

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.

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.
My Country Tis of Thee by Samuel Francis Smith

It is my favorite holiday of the year.  The whole community unites to celebrate!
I love the flags waving, fireworks, time spent outside, bbqs,, and patriotism.
I can't wait for next year!!!!!!!!


dede said...

thanks for including us on such a fun day! Love all the pictures (even my obnoxious kid :)

Annie Miller said...

Oh my gosh that sunset pic is neat!