Happy Birthday America!

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O beautiful for spacious skies,

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For amber waves of grain,

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For purple mountain majesties

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Above the fruited plain!

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America! America!

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God shed his grace on thee

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And crown thy good with brotherhood

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From sea to shining sea!

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Happy Independence Day to all my American friends and family!

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Photos©Virginia Spencer, thepurpledogpaintingblog, 2012

“America the Beautiful” by Katherine Lee Bates, 1895