With the Fourth of July coming up, it's a great time to introduce our children to wonderful patriotic music. One of my favorite collections of patriotic songs for children is called "Take Your Hat Off When the Flag Goes By." Made by Brite Music, this book and CD teach about our nation's founding and the Constitution.
The music is beautiful and teaches important principles for young patriots to know.
Brite Music graciously consented for me to share a song with you. I chose "Here In America." Here are the words:
Here In America
Of democracy, liberty, far from a foreign king.
Here in America troubled souls took heart,
For they hoped with their might
That the light of democracy would have a start.
And they dreamed of freedom, they schemed for freedom,
They talked of freedom, they fought for freedom,
And they planned for freedom, this land for freedom,
And our great republic was born.
Soon from America, this blessed, peaceful, land,
Gleamed a ray of hope for those who groped
'Neath an oppressive hand.
Oh, dear America, may you always be
A pillar of strength till at length
All the world can live in liberty.