America the Beautiful: The Song in Photos for the 4th of July

Nicholson, Pennsylvania

Nicholson, Pennsylvania

I have traveled the broad expanses of this beautiful nation we call America and have seen and enjoyed this country that I call home.  On this July 4th birthday,  I would like to celebrate by adding photos to the words of the song “America the Beautiful“, which was written by American Poet Katharine Lee Bates. All photography by David “Sumoflam” Kravetz

Katharine Lee Bates

Katharine Lee Bates

AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL

Sunrise over Keller, Texas

Sunrise over Keller, Texas

Badlands of South Dakota

Badlands of South Dakota

Oh Beautiful, for Spacious Skies

Spacious Skies over South Dakota

Spacious Skies over South Dakota

Spacious Skies over the Grand Canyon in Arizona

Spacious Skies over the Grand Canyon in Arizona

For Amber Waves of Grain

Amber Waves of Grain near Shelby, Montana

Amber Waves of Grain near Shelby, Montana

Amber Waves of Grain near Bloomington, Illinois

Amber Waves of Grain near Bloomington, Illinois

For purple mountain majesties

Purple Mountain Majesties - Sawtooth range in Central Idaho

Purple Mountain Majesties – Sawtooth range in Central Idaho

Purple Mountain Majesties - near Glacier Bay, Alaska

Purple Mountain Majesties – near Glacier Bay, Alaska

Above the fruited plain

Above the Fruited Plain - Central Idaho

Above the Fruited Plain – Central Idaho

America!

Monument Valley, Utah

Monument Valley, Utah

Wisconsin Farmland

Wisconsin Farmland

Empire State Building - New York

Empire State Building – New York

America!

Buffalo in southern Montana

Buffalo in southern Montana

St. Louis Arch

St. Louis Arch

Multnomah Falls in Oregon

Multnomah Falls in Oregon

God shed His grace on thee,

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Grand Rapids, Michigan

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Rexburg, Idaho

Rexburg, Idaho

Somewhere in Kansas

Somewhere in Kansas

And crown thy good,

Cincinnati at night

Cincinnati at night

Agave in Sedona, Arizona

Agave in Sedona, Arizona

Old Schoolhouse near Havre, Montana

Old Schoolhouse near Havre, Montana

With Brotherhood

Independence Hall, Philadelphia

Independence Hall, Philadelphia

National Cemetery, Lebanon, Kentucky

National Cemetery, Lebanon, Kentucky

Pioneer brotherhood - Pioneer Memorial, Omaha, Nebraska

Pioneer brotherhood – Pioneer Memorial, Omaha, Nebraska

Mt. Rushmore

Mt. Rushmore – South Dakota

Brotherhood - Lexington, KY July 4, 2009

Brotherhood – Lexington, KY July 4, 2009

From Sea

Atlantic Ocean at Hilton Head, South Carolina

Atlantic Ocean at Hilton Head, South Carolina

to Shining Sea

Pacific Ocean near Reedsport, Oregon

Pacific Ocean near Reedsport, Oregon

May we celebrate this day as we enjoy our freedom and our liberty…..

Freedom

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Flag of Freedom

Flag of Freedom

Western Ohio

Western Ohio

LIBERTY

Statue of Liberty and Twin Towers, Dec. 1990

Statue of Liberty and Twin Towers, Dec. 1990

Flag Bench, Kadoka, SD

Flag Bench, Kadoka, SD

Liberty Bell - Philadelphia - Let Freedom Ring

Liberty Bell – Philadelphia – Let Freedom Ring

AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL

America the Beautiful - Glacier National Park

America the Beautiful – Glacier National Park

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