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What It Means to Be an American

To believe in the promise
of a better tomorrow,
and stand united in our efforts
to give a peaceful nation
to our children...

To honor each other's differences
and cherish the richness of our history,
even as it continues to unfold
from sea to shining sea...

To love deeply
our friends and family, day by day,
and never take for granted
the privilege of calling ourselves American.

Have A Safe And Happy
Independence Day!

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You are listening to
"My Country `Tis Of Thee" midi file
Also known as "America",
this is an American patriotic song,
whose lyrics were written by Samuel Francis Smith.
The melody used is the same as that
of the national anthem of the United Kingdom,
"God Save the Queen", arranged by Thomas Arne.
The song served as one of the de facto national anthems
of the United States (along with songs like "Hail, Columbia")
before the adoption of "The Star-Spangled Banner"
as the official anthem in 1931.Voice by
Midi by Perfessor Bill


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