America! Where The Stars And Stripes And The Eagle Fly!

America!  Where The Stars And Stripes And The Eagle Fly!

My husband has an old school country music mix that he plays full blast when he’s working out.  One particular song, “Where The Stars And Stripes And the Eagle Fly” by Aaron Tippin, is usually amped way up to an even more deafening volume–most nights I’ll yell into him to turn the music down, but with the 4th of July just a few days away, I guess I was feeling the patriotic spirit of the season, so the other evening I took the time to really listen to the words of this song as I stood outside our exercise room–and it didn’t take long for tears to fill my eyes…

You can listen to the song here, if you’d like, while scrolling through post: 

Where The Stars and Stripes And The Eagle Fly by: Aaron Tippin

America's flag--Where the Stars And Stripes and the Eagle Fly! www.mytributejournal.com“Well, if you ask me where I came from, here’s what I tell everyone, I was born by God’s dear grace, in an extraordinary place–where the Stars and Stripes and the eagle fly!”  

New York City skyline www.mytributejournal.com

“It’s a big ol’ land with countless dreams, happiness ain’t out of reach…”

Vintage farm picture www.mytributejournal.com

“…hard work pays off the way it should.” 

New York City! www.mytributejournal.com

 “Yeah, I’ve seen enough to know that we’ve got it good…”

4th of July in New York City! www.mytributejournal

“…where the Stars and Stripes and the eagle fly!”

Statue of Liberty www.mytributejournal.com

Stars and Stripes! www.mytributejournal.com

“…and there’s a bell that still echoes the price that it cost to be free!” 

American pride! www.mytributejournal.com

“I pledge allegiance to this flag, and if that bothers you, well, that’s too bad.”

Army Proud! www.mytributejournal.com

“But if you’ve got pride and you’re proud you do–hey, we could use some more like me and you!

America's flag  www.mytributejournal.com

 “Where the Stars and Stripes and the eagle fly!”

“Yes, there’s a lady that stands in a harbor for what we believe, and there’s a bell that still echoes the price that it cost to be free.

American spirit! www.mytributejournal.com

“No, it aint the only place on earth, but it’s the only place that I prefer…”

Tribute to my parents. www.mytributejournal.com

“…to love my wife and raise my kids, hey, the same way that my daddy did!”

Patriotic spirit! www.mytributejournal.com

“Where the Stars and Stripes…”

America! www.mytributejournal.com

“… and the eagle fly!”

“Where the Stars and Stripes and the eagle fly!” 

As we celebrate America’s birthday this week, let’s have a little patriotic love fest-what makes you America proud?  

Happy 4th of July to everyone!

–Mary

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