God Bless America - My last memorial day post for the year

May 26, 2006 at 1:31 PM

Memorial day fills me with such a great deal of optimism, hope, remembrance, ideals that I can't possibly stop trying to comunicate to you about it.

Top five songs that fill me with love for my country are:

1. "God Bless America"
2. "It's a Lovely Day Tomorrow"
3. "Blue Skies"
4. "Oh, What a Beautiful Morning!"
5. "America, America!"

You'll note that the top three are all Irving Berlin songs. Irving Berlin is synonymous to me with what America stands for. Immigrant born poor, died with every dream he had chased realized, with his ideas sung to this day by Americans to remember their country by.

My mother made me learn what this meant, and I recited it every day in school.

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.

Here is how I view the definitions for the above, as used in the above context.

Pledge = "promise, vow, agree".
Allegiance = "self-generated dedication and committment"
Republic = "country where power rests on voting citizens and on their elected representatives."
Indivisible = "unable to be split apart."
liberty = "personal freedom from oppression or servitude."
justice = "due reward or penalty being fairly applied."

1 Responses to God Bless America - My last memorial day post for the year

  1. Anonymous Says:

    wow, how patriotic of you. that's rare