What's Your Favorite Patriotic Tune?

  1. In honor of the 228th anniversary of our country's birth, let's talk about our favorite patriotic songs.....you know, the ones that bring tears to your eyes and send chills down your spine whenever you hear them, no matter how much you may hate to admit it

    My absolute favorite of all time is "The Battle Hymn of the Republic". That one never fails to make me mist up, or to thank God I live here in the greatest country on earth. I also love "God Bless America"---unlike our national anthem, it's a song citizens of modest musical talent can sing, and one even those of us who can't carry a tune in a bucket can at least hum. And I adore Elvis Presley's "American Trilogy" and Lee Greenwood's "I'm Proud to Be An American", as well as the old standard "America the Beautiful" (I even know all the words!).

    So, what are YOUR favorites, and why? BTW, this is totally NON-PARTISAN......
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  2. 24 Comments

  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    GOD BLESS AMERICA but only the version done by Kate Smith!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  4. by   leslie :-D
    mine too, is God Bless America by Kate Smith only.

    just the other day i was telling my kids that they should learn the words to this wonderfully inspiring song.
  5. by   VivaLasViejas
    Oh, definitely.....it has to be done by Kate Smith or it's not "God Bless America".
  6. by   Nikki730
    I like that song (is it called "We're Coming to America"?) by Neil Diamond, I think it was.
  7. by   ?burntout
    I love "The Star Spangled Banner"....just thinking about it gives me chills!
  8. by   pickledpepperRN
    I love them all but my favorite is "THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND"
  9. by   RN4NICU
    Lee Greenwood's God Bless the USA.
  10. by   bam_bam
    Stars and Stripes Forever, by John Phillips Sousa....gives me the chills ever time. I also love God Bles the USA, makes me teary. I just love patriotic songs in general

    Beth
  11. by   bam_bam
    I love to sing the Star Spangled Banner accapella with every thing I got


    Quote from bam_bam
    Stars and Stripes Forever, by John Phillips Sousa....gives me the chills ever time. I also love God Bles the USA, makes me teary. I just love patriotic songs in general

    Beth
  12. by   mercyteapot
    America the Beautiful
  13. by   Energizer Bunny
    God Bless America (who's Kate Smith??)

    and

    God Bless the USA by Lee Greenwood.

    I also really love Alan Jackson's "where were you when the world stopped turning"

    I have a CD that has all these (and more) on it and I have been listening to it regularly.
    Last edit by CNM2B on Jul 4, '04
  14. by   Audreyfay
    My favorite is Stars and Strips Forever, played by the Raleigh Ringers. Imagine, that song being played by a handbell choir! I saw them last month in concert and was amazed! If you are interested, take a look:
    http://www.rr.org

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