The Life of Liz

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. ~Anne Frank

Thursday, November 11, 2010

What makes us {Beautiful}

O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain;

Grandpa's Air Force regiment, WWII

For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America!
God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood,
From sea to shining sea.
 

Grandpa, radio operator for the United States Air Force

O beautiful for heroes proved
In liberating strife,
Who more than self their country loved,
And mercy more than life!
America! America!
May God thy gold refine,
Till all success be nobleness,
And every gain divine.

My Grandpa, Raymond, on the right.
O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam,
Undimmed by human tears!
America! America!
God mend thine every flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self control,
Thy liberty in law.

Ray and Liz
 ~Katharine L. Bates

Happy Veteran's Day. 
Love,
Liz

3 comments:

Sabba and Nanny November 11, 2010 at 3:41:00 PM MST  

A wonderful tribute. Love the early pictures of Grandpa and Grandma. Thank you.

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