My Country Tis of Thee

In grades one through six every morning we would say the pledge to the flag and then sing three songs.  One was always the National Anthem and then two others.

I remember all of these songs and still can sing them.  Yet, our children no longer do this in our public schools.  Why?  Why do we not build a love for country and pride in being an American in our children anymore?


My country tis of thee,
Sweet land of liberty,
Of thee I sing.
Land where my fathers died!
Land of the Pilgrim's pride!
From every mountain side,
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 fills
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 father's 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!
Grits4life Grits4life
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9 Responses Mar 25, 2009

Grits, you sac of s--m, you have never once believed in the Land of the Free, or you would have been in the streets demanding the overturn of Bush v. Gore, which ordered a coup to hand the election to the LOSER by refusing to count votes legally cast!

I remember we would say the pledge, then sing My Country Tis of Thee, then bow our heads for a prayer. In my son's school, they say the pledge to the United States flag, then they pledge to the Oklahoma flag, then bow for a "moment of silence".

"Under God" wasn't added until 1954. If we're going back to the way things were, "Under God" must go.

Nice! I had not heard that one. I'll bet OPR (ObamaPelosiReid) haven't either!

Awwww...Thank you...That is it....Thank you so much.....<br />
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To see it once more......takes me back to the fifth grade....<br />
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This teacher also taught us manners...and how to make a proper intorduction.... She was and still is one of the few teachers that I will never forget....

singer is this the creed?<br />
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I believe in the United States of America, as a government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed; a democracy in a republic; a sovereign Nation of many sovereign States; a perfect union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice, and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes. I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it, to support its Constitution, to obey its laws, to respect its flag, and to defend it against all enemies.” -William Tyler Page

In the fifth grade...Mrs. Rau taught us the American's Creed....I wish the I could remimber it...But alas...I can not any longer...<br />
But we did the pledge.....Star Spangled Banner....America the Beautiful...American's creed....and she also taught us the pledge to the Californian flag....Did not know that there was one...Did you...But there is....Forgot that one also...<br />
But even when I am at work...and the Anthem comes on....I stop work for that time...and stand tall...and proud to be an American

there is a group trying to get the God out of it now.

We pledged allegiance to the American flag. I wonder if kids even know that pledge any more.<br />
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I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands: one Nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all."<br />
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(you probably can't say God anymore)