Happy Birthday, America. I wanted to put something together to help celebrate our country. We are truly a divided country so maybe for just one day we can lay aside our differences and celebrate our country for being exceptional. Hopefully, everyone reading this feels the same.
All photographs were taken and copyrighted by Richard "Dixie" Atkinson. The photos are located in various galleries at: photographsbydixie.com.
The two songs used in this video are from US government sources (the US Army Band & The US Navy Band) and are in the public domain and were downloaded from publicdomainaudiovideo.blogspot.com.
America the Beautiful (US Army Band - Instrumental)
The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" COL Thomas Rotondi, Jr. Leader & Commander, CSM Debra L. McGarity Command Sergeant Major. 400 McNair Road, Fort Myer, VA 22211-1306. Brass Quintet, Music from the Album Encore!
America the Beautiful (US Navy Band - with vocals)
America the Beautiful / Samuel Ward [sound recording], Title: America the beautiful [sound recording] instrumental and vocal, Composer: Ward, Samuel. Arranger(s) Dragon, Carmen. Performing Ensemble: United States Navy Band. Lyricist: Bates, Katharine Lee. Publisher(s): Department of Defense. Form: sound recording.
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