Friday, November 6, 2009

Flashback Friday Favorite - God Bless America

"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."

That's the spoken introduction to our unofficial national anthem and my little opening to this week's FFF, God Bless America. Here's a little history lesson. Irving Berlin's original version of "God Bless America" was written for a Ziegfeld-style revue but was taken out because the tone of the song was too solemn for a comedic show. Twenty years later he decided to make a few lyrical changes to help spread the idea of peace during a time when war was threatening Europe.

The dream of our Founding Fathers is alive and well today, the crashing waves of our beautiful oceans are still awe-inspiring and our majestic purple mountains are a sight to behold. Our Lord will continue to bless our nation with love and freedom and that alone is a cause to lift up our hearts and souls!


Angella D. Crockett said...

Beautiful message, Lorelie....I have goosebumps!! I am so proud to be on this team....look at those gorgeous, patriotic pieces of art!!!!

Grace said...

This is a beautiful set Lorelie! Thanks for reminding us of the blessings we have enjoyed as one nation, UNDER GOD! I pray that our leaders and our people remember the principles we were founded upon, and why God has blessed us so!

Kelley said...

Great post, Lor!!! Wonderful message!

Betty Benton said...

What a collection of inspiring, beautiful cards!