Here is my tribute to America, the Greatest Country ever devised by humanity in all its recorded history. This Independence Day, each and every American should be celebrating the founding of a nation founded on a great idea, that All Men Are Created Equal, by their God, with the Unalienable Rights to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.
O BEAUTIFUL, FOR SPACIOUS SKIES
Skagit Valley, Washington
FOR AMBER WAVES OF GRAIN
FOR PURPLE MOUNTAIN MAJESTIES
Stuart Range, Washington
Rocky Mountains, Colorado
Beartooth Range, Montana
ABOVE THE FRUITED PLAIN
Apple orchard, Wenatchee, Washington
AMERICA, AMERICA, GOD SHED HIS GRACE ON THEE!
AND CROWN THY GOOD WITH BROTHERHOOD
TO SHINING SEA!
Atlantic Ocean, Cape May, New Jersey
GOD BLESS AMERICA, and may our Great Country long endure. Americans, stand up and cheer today for our country, the last, best hope of the world.
[Note: all but one of the photographs above were taken by me]