O beautiful for heroes proved
In liberating strife.
Who more than self their country loved
And mercy more than life!
May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness
And every gain divine!
~~~America the Beautiful
~~Katharine Lee Bates
We sang this in church last Sunday, and this particular verse really, really choked me up.
God Bless America!! And God Bless our troops!!
Hope you all have a happy and safe 4th!!