Tuesday, January 20, 2009

"God bless America, land that I love, Stand beside her, and guide her, Through the night, with the light from above, From the mountains, to the prairies To the oceans, white with foam God bless America, my home sweet home, God bless America! My Home Sweet Home!" --Irving Berlin, God Bless America
I see America, not in the setting sun of a black night of despair ahead of us, I see America in the crimson light of a rising sun fresh from the burning, creative hand of God. I see great days ahead, great days possible to men and women of will and vision."
-Carl Sandburg (1878-1967)

There is nothing wrong with America that the faith, love of freedom, intelligence and energy of her citizens cannot cure." Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969)

"America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination, and unbeatable determination to do the job at hand." Harry S. Truman

We must always remember that America is a great nation today not because of what government did for people but because of what people did for themselves and for one another."
Richard Nixon

"I shall know but one country. The ends I aim at shall be my country’s, my God’s and Truth’s. I was born an American; I live an American; I shall die an American." Daniel Webster

"When we safeguard (the heavenly virtue of freedom), when we honor it, when we protect it, we will walk with Washington, we will pray with patriots, and we shall have peace on earth, good will to men," President Monson

Chad and I heard this song on Oprah yesterday and we loved it. I'm so grateful for my country. I'm so grateful for the patriotism I feel. I feel a great desire to instill in my children the love for country that I feel. God Bless America and God Bless President Obama.

Happy Inauguration Day Everyone!


proudmamablogga said...

The link didn't work for me! Can I search for it?

SmustysGirl said...

Vandi, you're a true patriot!

vandi said...

Sorry about the link. I guess Oprah only had it on her site for 24 hours. Look up "America's Song" by David Foster and maybe it will come up somewhere. Hopefully you'll have better luck finding it then i did. Its good though. :)

Jess and Jer said...

I love all the quotes here, it gives us something to think about! Also, sorry about having to decide about a VBAC, I had no idea about things like that. I am sure you guys will make the best decision that will work the best for you good luck with that though.