Happy Birthday…Land That I Love

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Happy Birthday…Land That I Love


When I hear “God Bless America” being sung or played, I get goosebumps and at times, I get a tear in my eye.

It’s like when you realize just how much you love and care for someone… those kinds of goosebumps. 



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.


                                               july 4 2019 Founding fathers


God bless America, land that I love





Stand beside her and guide her

Through the night with the light from above


From the mountains to the prairies



To the oceans white with foam



God bless America, my home sweet home





I never considered a difference of

opinion in politics,

in religion, in philosophy,

as cause for withdrawing

from a friend. Thomas Jefferson

Happy July Fourth!

Happy Birthday…Land That I Love!

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Comments (23)

Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Happy Birthday to the land that we love!

Jul 04, 2022 04:49 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Monday morning, Kathy. Have a very special holiday.


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Jul 04, 2022 05:26 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, it was said on the news this morning, lots more patriotic items were purchased this year.   Many love this land we live!

Jul 04, 2022 05:28 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Kathy - that is a good message and to all legislators remember that our differences end at the water's edge.

Jul 04, 2022 05:32 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Thank you for the post and have a wonderful Fourth today. Bill 

Jul 04, 2022 06:09 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

"Land That I Love" this is so true Kathy. Yes, yes, yes...Happy Birthday America!

Jul 04, 2022 06:21 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy and Larry and Happy Independence Day to you.  I hope you have lots of plans to relax today!

Jul 04, 2022 08:59 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Hi Kathy it's been wonderful to see all the display of pride in our country throughout ActiveRain.  And your post today is a beautiful tribute as well.  I too am very proud of our country and all the freedoms we all enjoy.


Jul 04, 2022 10:36 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy I hope you have a very special 4th of July today!!!

Jul 04, 2022 11:10 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy,

What a wonderful tribute to our nation on its birthday.  Out of all the holidays we celebrate, there is a special place in my heart full of pride when we celebrate our Independence.  I do remember how our country came together as one nation when we were attacked and only wish it could be like that every day.  One can dream... God Bless Our Nation and all of our brave Heroes who have fought to maintain that independence!

Jul 04, 2022 11:17 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Brian England excellent point. God is always blessing us. We need to remember that!

Wayne Martin outside factions are working to continue to drive a wedge!!!

Jul 04, 2022 12:44 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Nina Hollander, Broker thank you...that means a lot to me. And, yes, maybe 3 National Anthems would be better. At least God Bless America is easier to sing. 

Kat Palmiotti absolutely!!!!!  Hope you have something fun planned today. 

Jul 04, 2022 12:46 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Thank you Roy Kelley Wishing the same to you and Chef Dolores. 

Joan Cox that's good news to hear. I was so happy to see the many flags out this past week. 

Jul 04, 2022 12:50 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Beautiful words Grant Schneider Together we are so strong and can conquer so much!

Bill Salvatore - East Valley wishing you a wonderful Fourth as well. Happy Birthday, America. 

Jul 04, 2022 12:53 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 how can we not love this land that has given us all so much!

HI Will Hamm Thank you so much!  And I hope that you're planning on a fun Fourth and relaxing after you vacation. 

Jul 04, 2022 12:55 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker June's challenge has been so much fun and it made us (if we weren't already) more aware of the many people who display our flag. 


George Souto and you as well. Happy Fourth of July!!!!

Jul 04, 2022 12:58 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Thank you Sheri Sperry - MCNE® for your sweet words. And yes, I think back on the days after 9-11 when we displayed the flag and wore it on our suits and jackets. I remember when everyone was so kind to each other. I share your wish. 

Jul 04, 2022 01:02 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Happy 4th of July to you, Kathy.  I'm having a low-key holiday.  But, I'm enjoying it just the same.

Jul 04, 2022 02:20 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671


I hope that you and yours enjoyed a wonderful Independence Day weekend !



Jul 04, 2022 08:01 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy what a lovely post and I had to repeat Thomas Jefferson quote... clearly many people in todays world did not get this concept:


I never considered a difference of

opinion in politics,

in religion, in philosophy,

as cause for withdrawing

from a friend. Thomas Jefferson


Jul 04, 2022 09:35 PM