Today, in celebration of July 4th, we are pleased to present a few music videos, some older, some newer from a variety of sources.  If you get a few minutes between the hot dogs, fireworks, and parades, take a look.  The descriptions are from YouTube.

The Star Spangled Banner – 1944 Theater Sing-Along
During WWII, this version of the national anthem would play in movie theaters before the feature. For the anthem-challenged in the audience, this version has sing-along lyrics.

A Remix of U2's "Pride: In the Name of Love" video with footage of Martin Luther King, Jr. The person who made the video says, "I dedicate my video to all the people of all colours who took part in the fight for freedom and those that continue to do so all over the World today."

America's Pride – Thomas Kinkade
America's Pride, the first piece in my new 'Flags Over America' collection, features the same dramatic sky and waving flag seen in my previous painting, while below I pay tribute to the most patriotic of all American cities – our nation's capitol.

Students from Mrs. Prior's class perform American patriotic songs God Bless America, America the Beautiful, You're a Grand Ole' Flag.

Lee Greenwood performs "God Bless the USA" at the Freedom Concert for New York – September 11, 2007

Rich Mullins "Here in America"
http://youtube.com/watch?v=xCUfIT5Lm3g (Click to watch)

Apollo 13 – A Story in Music and Pictures

Darryl Worley – "Have You Forgotten"

 
 

3 Comments

  1. Beth says:

    Wow, this is a really creative idea – to put together a sort of collage of music in celebration of America! My favorite is the U2 song, then Keb Mo's America the Beautiful. I also thought the Apollo 13 video was very cool. Although a narrative would have been educational too. How did you gather these? Great idea!

  2. Beth says:

    Wow, this is a really creative idea – to put together a sort of collage of music in celebration of America! My favorite is the U2 song, then Keb Mo's America the Beautiful. I also thought the Apollo 13 video was very cool. Although a narrative would have been educational too. How did you gather these? Great idea!

  3. Beth says:

    Wow, this is a really creative idea – to put together a sort of collage of music in celebration of America! My favorite is the U2 song, then Keb Mo's America the Beautiful. I also thought the Apollo 13 video was very cool. Although a narrative would have been educational too. How did you gather these? Great idea!

 
 
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