I Love America

I’m ahead of Independence Day a few hours, but because I am so in love with my country, and because I appreciate living here so much, and because I so enjoy this video, I am posting now. Tears streaked my face as I listened to this magnificent music and gazed at the images of our countryside, the flag, the cities, the courage, the honesty of our sterling people.

Live well! Eat hot dogs! Love America! Love your family! Shoot Roman candles and light sparklers and bang firecrackers! Sing, shout, rejoice! It’s Independence Day…here…here in America, the greatest country on God’s earth!

Listen to speeches! Honor the military! Wave flags! Eat from red plates with blue spoons and white forks! Slurp red watermelon and white ice cream and blueberry pie! Barbecue in the back yard, drink lemonade and diet Coke and strong coffee in the evening! Watch a marching band at the village parade and cheer for the babies on tricycles and the old men in vintage cars! Clap when the firemen come by on the red truck and when the policeman struts along and when the mayor waves!

When THE FLAG passes by, stand up, remove hats, slap hands over hearts, and if you have the chance, sing loudly God Bless America or the Star Spangled Banner, or

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.

It’s Independence Day in the United States of America! Glad to be here! Glad you’ve joined me. Hope your holiday is tops–blessed and safe!

19 thoughts on “I Love America

  1. Pingback: 2 For Love » Blog Archive » I Love America

  2. Thank you Sis. Buxton for a beautiful post! We all enjoy your writing so much, thank you for you Godly example! I love you!

    Hello, Sister Hill. Welcome to my site. Hope to hear from you a lot. Thank you for the kind remarks. See you in a few weeks, I hope.

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  3. mike

    I want to proclaim how proud I am to live in the best country in the world, and thank my wonderful Savior for the life, liberty, and freedom that He gives. God bless America.

    A sincere amen.

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  4. pat keyes

    Sis Buxton
    This clip was absolutely beautiful. I am very patriotic and it really touched my heart. We all have so much to be thankful for. On this 4th of July I pray that God will truely Bless America. sis keyes

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  5. Ronda, Carol and Jen–

    Thank you for coming by and spreading cheer on this holiday. Love all of you.

    Nita, when I see your name my heart leaps…that’s the truth. Thank you for this wonderful post…sure would love to see you. I do believe you owe us a visit.

    Happy 4th

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  6. "Re-fired" Parson

    Nita: Have a wonderful 4th with those you love so much. BE sure and tell your mom she needs to vote for the man this year and not just party lines(YDD). Unk J.

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  7. I simply adore Independence Day. Yes! I am very patriotic. I too love America. I was crying just reading your post before I ever listened to RC. Larry and I sat together shamelessly with tears flowing and listened and viewed our America. Here in the south Mardi Gras parades are huge, and I thought what a shame that we no longer celebrate Independence Day with parades but are given over to partying. May our faith be renewed in our Great God. God bless America.

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  8. Hi Sister Buxton. Happy 4th of July to you and Brother Buxton. I’ve always enjoyed hearing Ray Charles version of America. Thanks for sharing the video clip. Love you. 🙂

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  9. Karen, it is so right to point out that we would have none of these blessings without God. How grateful we are, I know.

    Jaleigh–have a delightful 4th. Blessings to ou and Rob. (guess which letter won’t tpe right now. Drives me craz !

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