God Bless America ?

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  1. D_Budd_Hert

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    Man !!! When was the last time you've said or heard " God Bless America " ?!?! I for one have not said that in a long time . Our country crumbling day by day ,Kind of makes me forget how lucky I am to be an American . Like anything else in the world " Freedom " we take that word for grantid or we take advantage of it ......
    But ?!?!? On this day * July 4th * We acknowledge that we are Americans with freedom and rights .

    So to any Active / Retired / Military family member in LPSG

    THANK YOU !!!!!!


    GOD BLESS AMERICA !!!!
     
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    Happy Independence day!
     
  3. Northland

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    Take in a Yankees or Dodgers baseball game, it gets done during the 7th inning stretch (between the top and the bottom of the inning).


    Crumbling?:eek: Nah, I'm not an alarmist, the Nation is simply going through a rough patch. The economy is shaky; but, then again, that's the case in many places of the world. It can rebound, don't be such a Negative Norman. Think positive.

    Yes, quite fortunate too be Americans. Then again, people in other countries no doubt have similar sentiment for their Nation.

    Taking freedom for granted? Many do. Many don't even observe the fact that this is Independence Day and how much it meant to the founders of this Nation, they'd rather hop around to barbeques and other shindigs like half-off sales, than remember anything of how the Nation which gives them that freedom came to be.


    Well said.


    Thank you to Irving Berlin for creating this humble, yet touching song:

    "While the storm clouds gather far across the sea,
    Let us swear allegiance to a land that's free,
    Let us all be grateful for a land so fair,
    As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer. "

    God Bless America,
    Land that I love.
    Stand beside her, and guide her
    Thru the night with a light from above.
    From the mountains, to the prairies,
    To the oceans, white with foam
    God bless America, My home sweet home.




    (and to those who just use the day as another shopping sales and day off from work holiday, forgetting the deeper meaning of the day, shame on you!)



    And thank you, Incubus for remembering.
     
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    There's nothing wrong with America that Americans can't fix, provided we come together as a diverse people with a common purpose. It's happened before, it'll happen again.
     
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    I echo your sentiments... well said Incubus and Northland.
     
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    We are a great nation of proud, diverse people - We are created - thank God,

    Indeed, God bless America.

    btw - read the words and then smile.
     
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    I was at the Padres game Saturday night and they sang it
     
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    Oh, and for those non Christian LPSG Americans- Allah bless America, Shiva/Vishnu bless America, etc and so on :biggrin:
     
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    So how else do you recommend we celebrate? :rolleyes:
     
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    Pilgrimmage to the Jefferson Memorial. At the statue, recite the Declaration of Independence 50 times while you spin in a circle and throw flowers over your shoulders
     
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    America bless god bless America. :laola:
     
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    IMHO, if there is a God, h/she is probably blessing the world and not singling out any one country for "favored nation status".
     
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    Actually I say God Bless America all the time. I also say bless you and bless your heart.

    BLESS IT! when I'm angry.

    There is nothing wrong with believing in God or not believing in God. We all need something to believe in.

    It does make me happy every game I attend to hear our nations song and sing "God bless America, our home sweet home!" It doesn't matter where you live. Everyone deserves freedom except the bad people!
     
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    Amen, brother! Proud to be an earthling!
     
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    Perfectly stated
     
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    The President of the United States says it at the end of every major speech he gives in the U.S.: "God bless you, and God bless the United States of America"

     
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    My sentiments exactly, however once when I returned to US soil after the vacation from hell.... I kissed the ground and said God Bless America.
     
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