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Some songs that Americans consider to stand for our ideals:
Our National Anthem, one of the most difficult to sing because it requires a very wide voice note range - The "Star Spangled Banner" performed by Leanne Rimes:
"God Bless America" performed by Kate Smith
"God Bless America" performed by the World Famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir:
America introduced by movie star Clint Eastwood, "God Bless America" performed by by Willie Nelson, Stevie Wonder, Neil Young - and all the reigning Hollywood "royalty":
"America the Beautiful" performed by the World Famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir:
Ray Charles version of "America the Beautiful":
Bruce Springsteen ("The Boss") - Born In The U.S.A. :
Last but certainly not least - A song written and performed by Neil Diamond in 1976 for our Sesquicentennial (200th anniversary):

For those who celebrate it in any fashion - Happy Independence Day - July 4th, 2011 -- 235 years old!!
We certainly have our problems, but I wouldn't live anywhere else - in the world.

We missed a special day for our neighbors to our north - Happy Canada Day - July 1st, 2011

Have a fantastic week!

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Jul 05 2011 03:00 GMT porph
You know I can hum along the S&S since 1966 when my mom brought home a brand-new TV set (National-De-Luxe) from which we could watch the American Channel reserved for its army here. No problem humming along with any songs I heard then...
I can even hum it for you right now out of memory... hehe.
Jul 05 2011 04:23 GMT sini
Great fireworks!:)
Jul 05 2011 04:41 GMT Annamaria
Great catch, Bill! I hope you ha a nice day...;-)
Jul 05 2011 04:55 GMT martini957
FANTASTIC....thank you for all the wonderful songs too...I look forward to listening to them all!!!!
Jul 05 2011 14:02 GMT Papagena
Haha, time of fireworks has come back !! Great catch as always Bill !!
Jul 05 2011 18:24 GMT jomoud PRO
A belkated Happy 4th of July Bill.
I hope you , Gail and Chris are doing well.
Tell Gail that Joyce received her card yesterday.
We had an almost month long postal stike in Canada.
Of course I was gone and was not affected by it!
Jul 05 2011 18:51 GMT caferr
well done...
Jul 06 2011 00:41 GMT megmet PRO
Hope you had a good celebration Bill.....love the fireworks! xx
Jul 06 2011 20:52 GMT Adamus
Lovely shot
Jul 07 2011 00:59 GMT Studio88
Awesome Fireworks Shot!vBill - Hope You Had A Happy & Healthy 4th ;-)