Memorial Day

American Anthem by Norah Jones

All we’ve been given by those who came before,
the dream of a nation where freedom would endure.
The work and prayers of centuries have brought us to this day.
What shall be our legacy? What will our children say?
Let them say of me
I was one who believed in sharing the blessings I received.
Let me know in my heart when my days are through,
America, America I gave my best to you.

Each generation from the plains to distant shore,
with the gifts that they were given were determined to leave more.
Valiant battles fought together,
acts of conscience fought alone,
these are the seeds from which America has grown.
Let them say of me I was one who believed in sharing the blessings I received.
Let me know in my heart when my days are through,
America, America I gave my best to you.

For those who think they have nothing to share,
who fear in their hearts there is no hero there,
know each quiet act of dignity is that which fortifies the soul of a nation that never dies.
Let them say of me
I was one who believed in sharing the blessings I received.
Let me know in my heart when my days are through,
America, America I gave my best to you.

Thank you, Mary Alice.

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~ by Nathan on May 26, 2008.

One Response to “Memorial Day”

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