When I was a little girl we put our hands on our hearts and said the Pledge of Allegiance each morning in rhythm with the booming voice that came over loud speaker. And before we sat down we sang out in little voices“Oh beautiful for heroes proved in liberating strife, who more than self their country loved and mercy more than life. America, America God shed His grace on thee, and crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea.”
This morning Scarlette and I sang “This Land Is Your Land, This Land Is My Land” because even though you no longer have to stand for the pledge and the songs are not sung it’s important to me that she grows up knowing, despite all of the politic-ing she might hear, that freedom comes with a price we are to be ever grateful for. And that we are blessed to be born into a land of liberty.
Obviously Scarlette is a really big fan of singing about America Also, I vividly remember singing My Country Tis Of Thee as well as the above songs in the morning during elementary school. My husband has no memory of this whatsoever. We went to the same school, y’all. One of us is a crazy person, so someone confirm that it isn’t me, k?
Happy Independence Day! ♥ ♥ ♥