Happy freedom

4 07 2016

Comanche and Aspen

Happy Independence Day!

Happy July 4!

Happy Fourth of July!

However you say (or type) it, Americans are proud of the freedoms we enjoy – and most of us recognize the reasons why we’re able to enjoy these freedoms.

On this blog, we celebrate the freedom and wildness of mustangs, specifically Spring Creek Basin’s mustangs, who live in the southwestern corner of God’s country, Colorado. We’ll continue to celebrate their wildness and freedom, even as we work hard to ensure it continues.

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Oh beautiful for spacious skies
For amber waves of grain
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain

America, America!
God shed His grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea

Oh beautiful for pilgrim feet
Whose stern impassioned stress
A thoroughfare of freedom beat
Across the wilderness

America, America
God mend thine every flaw
Confirm thy soul in self-control
Thy liberty in law

Oh beautiful for heroes proved
In liberating strife
Who more than self their country loved
And mercy more than life

America, America
May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness
And every gain divine

Oh beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears

America, America
God shed His grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea

Oh beautiful for spacious skies
For amber waves of grain
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain

America, America
God shed His grace on thee
Till souls wax fair as earth and air
And music hearted sea

Oh beautiful for pilgrims feet
Whose stem impassioned stress
A thoroughfare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness

America, America
God shed His grace on thee
Till paths be wrought through wilds of thought
By pilgrim foot and knee

Oh beautiful for glory tale of liberating strife
When once and twice for man’s avail
Men lavished precious life

America, America
God shed His grace on thee
Till selfish gain no longer stain
The banner of the free

Oh beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears

America, America
God shed His grace on thee
Till nobler men keep once again thy whiter jubilee

Oh beautiful for spacious skies
For amber waves of grain
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain
America, America
God shed His grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea

Songwriters ~ Katharine Bates, Samuel Ward

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3 responses

4 07 2016
Marytherese

Many thanks TJ – sharing with my grandchildren today as we celebrate!!

4 07 2016
Sue Story

“Oh beautiful” indeed – our precious freedom as citizens of this extraordinary country and our mustangs living free in Spring Creek Basin. Much to be thankful for this day.

4 07 2016
Pat

Fabulous!

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