I can’t listen to (much less sing) patriotic music without getting all choked up. Perhaps you too feel that way about your favorite patriotic songs either as an American or of your own home country. I think it is great to be proud of our heritage!
There is no time in the United States like the 4th of July (American Independence Day) to appreciate our patriotic music. Some of our most beloved songs have been around for some time while others are more recent. Regardless, they still fill our hearts with pride and bring a tear to most eyes.
Some of our most well known and popular songs are:
America The Beautiful-sometimes called the national hymn of the United States. It was adapted by a poem written in 1983 by Katharine Lee Bates.
My Country ‘Tis of Thee (also known as America) was written in 1832 by Samuel F. Smith. It was his desire to create a National Hymn for the Untied States.
The Star Spangled Banner-our National Anthem. Written by Frances Scott Key in 1814, it officially became our national anthem in 1931.
God Bless the USA-sometimes referred to the ‘unofficial National Anthem’ was written by Lee Greenwood in 1983.
This Land is Your Land-written by folk singer Woody Guthrie in 1940.
God Bless America-an American patriotic song written by Irving Berlin in 1938.
From the mountains…
…to the prairies…
…to the oceans …
God Bless America
Many thanks to all who served!
(my dad-his final resting place at Arlington National Cemetery)
Thommmee and his father-both proudly served as US Marines.
(combined over 45 years of service!)
Proud to Be An American.
What is your favorite patriotic song?