Independence Day 2011: God Bless America!

Today in the United States we remember the signing of the Declaration of Independence 235 years ago. We thank God for the freedoms we are blessed with in this country. May continue to bless America.

O ETERNAL God, through whose mighty power our fathers won their liberties of old; Grant, we beseech thee, that we and all the people of this land may have grace to maintain these liberties in righteousness and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. ~ 1928 Book of Common Prayer

The song “God Bless America” was introduced by Kate Smith on Armistice Day, 1938. This video recreation is from the movie “This is the Army” in 1943.

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