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Saturday, July 7, 2012

God BLess America: National anthem - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


My 4th of July posting:


God Bless America;

Link:

http://youtu.be/TfKrI64XzFw



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Traditional lyrics
While the storm clouds gather far across the sea,
Let us swear allegiance to a land that's free,
Let us all be grateful for a land so fair,
As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer.
God bless America,
Land that I love.
Stand beside her, and guide her
Through the night with a light from above.
From the mountains, to the prairies,
To the oceans, white with foam
God bless America, My home sweet home
God bless America, My home sweet home.
Originally, the final two lines of the song were, God bless America my own sweet home, my home sweet home.
Many renditions of the song omit the verse, beginning with "God bless America..."

-------------Major League Baseball

Since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, "God Bless America" is commonly sung during the seventh-inning stretch in Major League Baseball games, most often on Sundays[16], Opening Day[17], Memorial Day[18], Independence Day, All-Star Game, Labor Day, September 11[19], and all post-season Major League Baseball games. Following the attacks, John Dever, then the Assistant Media Relations Director with the San Diego Padres, suggested the song replace "Take Me Out to the Ball Game", the more traditional 7th inning anthem.[20] MLB quickly followed the Padres lead and instituted it league-wide for the rest of the season; presently, teams decide individually when to play the song. Yankee Stadium[21], Dodger Stadium[22], and Turner Field[23] are currently the only Major League ballparks to play "God Bless America.

 And a video:


My Link today: From; National anthem - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:



National anthems are used in a wide array of contexts. They are played on national holidays and festivals, and have also come to be closely connected with sporting events. During sporting competitions, such as the Olympic Games, the national anthem of the gold medal winner is played at each medal ceremony; also played before games in many sports leagues, since being adopted in baseball during World War II.[3] When teams from two different nations play each other, the anthems of both nations are played, the host nation's anthem being played last. The use of a national anthem outside of its country, however, is dependent on the international recognition of that country. For instance, the Republic of China (commonly known as Taiwan) has not been recognized by the Olympics as a separate nation since 1979 and must compete as Chinese Taipei; its National Banner Song is used instead of its national anthem.[4] In the Republic of China, the National Anthem is sung before instead of during flag-rising and flag-lowering.
In some countries, the national anthem is played to students each day at the start of school as an exercise in patriotism. Like, in ROMANIA.

"National anthems are used in a wide array of contexts. They are played on national holidays and festivals, and have also come to be closely connected with sporting events. During sporting competitions, such as the Olympic Games, the national anthem of the gold medal winner is played at each medal ceremony; also played before games in many sports leagues, since being adopted in baseball during World War II.[3] When teams from two different nations play each other, the anthems of both nations are played, the host nation's anthem being played last. The use of a national anthem outside of its country, however, is dependent on the international recognition of that country. For instance, the Republic of China (commonly known as Taiwan) has not been recognized by the Olympics as a separate nation since 1979 and must compete as Chinese Taipei; its National Banner Song is used instead of its national anthem.[4] In the Republic of China, the National Anthem is sung before instead of during flag-rising and flag-lowering. In some countries, the national anthem is played to students each day at the start of school as an exercise in patriotism."

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God BLess America: National anthem - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


My 4th of July posting:


God Bless America;

Link:

http://youtu.be/TfKrI64XzFw



<iframe width="960" height="720" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/TfKrI64XzFw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


Traditional lyrics
While the storm clouds gather far across the sea,
Let us swear allegiance to a land that's free,
Let us all be grateful for a land so fair,
As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer.
God bless America,
Land that I love.
Stand beside her, and guide her
Through the night with a light from above.
From the mountains, to the prairies,
To the oceans, white with foam
God bless America, My home sweet home
God bless America, My home sweet home.
Originally, the final two lines of the song were, God bless America my own sweet home, my home sweet home.
Many renditions of the song omit the verse, beginning with "God bless America..."

-------------Major League Baseball

Since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, "God Bless America" is commonly sung during the seventh-inning stretch in Major League Baseball games, most often on Sundays[16], Opening Day[17], Memorial Day[18], Independence Day, All-Star Game, Labor Day, September 11[19], and all post-season Major League Baseball games. Following the attacks, John Dever, then the Assistant Media Relations Director with the San Diego Padres, suggested the song replace "Take Me Out to the Ball Game", the more traditional 7th inning anthem.[20] MLB quickly followed the Padres lead and instituted it league-wide for the rest of the season; presently, teams decide individually when to play the song. Yankee Stadium[21], Dodger Stadium[22], and Turner Field[23] are currently the only Major League ballparks to play "God Bless America.

 And a video:


My Link today: From; National anthem - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:



National anthems are used in a wide array of contexts. They are played on national holidays and festivals, and have also come to be closely connected with sporting events. During sporting competitions, such as the Olympic Games, the national anthem of the gold medal winner is played at each medal ceremony; also played before games in many sports leagues, since being adopted in baseball during World War II.[3] When teams from two different nations play each other, the anthems of both nations are played, the host nation's anthem being played last. The use of a national anthem outside of its country, however, is dependent on the international recognition of that country. For instance, the Republic of China (commonly known as Taiwan) has not been recognized by the Olympics as a separate nation since 1979 and must compete as Chinese Taipei; its National Banner Song is used instead of its national anthem.[4] In the Republic of China, the National Anthem is sung before instead of during flag-rising and flag-lowering.
In some countries, the national anthem is played to students each day at the start of school as an exercise in patriotism. Like, in ROMANIA.

"National anthems are used in a wide array of contexts. They are played on national holidays and festivals, and have also come to be closely connected with sporting events. During sporting competitions, such as the Olympic Games, the national anthem of the gold medal winner is played at each medal ceremony; also played before games in many sports leagues, since being adopted in baseball during World War II.[3] When teams from two different nations play each other, the anthems of both nations are played, the host nation's anthem being played last. The use of a national anthem outside of its country, however, is dependent on the international recognition of that country. For instance, the Republic of China (commonly known as Taiwan) has not been recognized by the Olympics as a separate nation since 1979 and must compete as Chinese Taipei; its National Banner Song is used instead of its national anthem.[4] In the Republic of China, the National Anthem is sung before instead of during flag-rising and flag-lowering. In some countries, the national anthem is played to students each day at the start of school as an exercise in patriotism."

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