I find the Fourth of July a bittersweet holiday - perhaps I'm the only one. But while I'm reminded on this day how lucky I am to be an American, I'm also thinking about those who have come before me and gave everything so that I could live free. I'm so grateful to be here, but I owe everything to those we remember on Memorial Day.
I had originally planned to embed the videos here, but my techno not-smartness intervened so follow the link:
Two more amazing videos after the jump.
This is my favorite version of the National Anthem ever. Maybe it is because I grew up listening to Motown with my mother.
And finally, this song isn't our National Anthem, but I think you'll agree with me that sometimes it might as well be! I've seen people get more teared up hearing this song than any other...
Have a happy and blessed Fourth of July. I'm so proud to be "related" to all of you in our military family!