Blinded by Rainbows - A musical
tribute to the victims of 9/11 with a voiceover that will tug at your heartstrings. Don't listen to this one without a box
of Kleenex nearby. (Just click on the link to download or listen to the song when you get to the above site.)
Skelton's Pledge of Allegiance - Eloquent interpretation. You may never
think of it in the same way again!
Shortly after the events
of September 11, 2001, historian and inspirational speaker (now Georgia state representative) Barry Loudermilk wrote an article entitled
"This is America," which was published in a local newspaper in his native Georgia. Within a very short time, the essay
found itself making its way around the Internet via email and garnering all manner of attention due to its blunt "America:
Like it or leave it" stance. This article—in which Loudermilk talks about America's language, customs, and usage
of the Name "God" on currency and official government documents—can be accessed by going directly to this link. (Note: PDF document;
Adobe reader required to view.) Well worth the time to read these words of wisdom.
The Americans by Gordon Sinclair - A Canadian broadcaster speaks
up for America, a country that has historically done much for the world and received little appreciation in return. Originally
broadcast in 1973 on CFRB in Toronto, "The Americans" found a new audience after the terrorist attacks of 9/11—28
years after first airing—and is just as relevant today as it was back then. The above link directs to a page
with both the transcript and the audio.
(Below) Gordon Sinclair
reads "The Americans" for a TV audience.
God Bless the USA - Lee Greenwood
Home For You and Me - Bobby Valli
You Marching, Son? - spoken by John Wayne
America - Kate Smith
(from the motion picture This
is The Army; look for a young Ronald Reagan at 4:20)
The Beautiful - Ray Charles
at the World Series, October 2001 (just a few weeks after the attacks of 9/11)
Banner - Whitney Houston
Houston performs the National Anthem at Super Bowl XXV, Tampa, Florida, 1991
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