Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy Purrthday USA!


 


Happy Purrthday America.

Mum has gotten into the mood for the hollyday by playing her CD of the local community band and their rousing rendition of John Philip Sousa's "Stars and Stripes Forever." Our tails were beating in time to the music. Mum was clapping along!

Happy Independence Day to our fellow American Kitties. Hope all have a great day and cellybrate responsibly and have been cellybrating safely.


The official big fireworks was last night in our area, it was a cool, cloudy night unlike last year when it was so hot. We stay home where it is nice and quiet, so no loud boomies for us. 

We ordered these special in that they don't make booms to scare kitties. They are pretty but won't scare you.
  Now to honor America, please join in and sing a few songs with us. Sing them from your heart.
God, bless America,
Land that I love.
Stand beside her, And guide her
Through the night with a light from above.From the mountains To the prairies To the oceans white with foam, God, bless America, My home, sweet home.God bless America Land that I love
Stand beside her
And guide her
Through the night with a light from above
From the mountains
To the prairies To the oceans white with foam
God bless America

My home sweet home
God bless America....

My home sweet home!



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

O beautiful for pilgrim feet
Whose stern impassioned stress
A thoroughfare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness!

America! America!
God mend thine every flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law!

O beautiful for heroes proved
In liberating strife.
Who more than self the country loved
And mercy more than life!

America! America!
May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness
And every gain divine!

O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears!

America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

O beautiful for halcyon skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the enameled plain!

America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till souls wax fair as earth and air
And music-hearted sea!

O beautiful for pilgrims feet,
Whose stem impassioned stress
A thoroughfare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness!

America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till paths be wrought through
wilds of thought
By pilgrim foot and knee!

O beautiful for glory-tale
Of liberating strife
When once and twice,
for man's avail
Men lavished precious life!

America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till selfish gain no longer stain
The banner of the free!

O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears!

America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till nobler men keep once again
Thy whiter jubilee!

9 comments:

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

US an Great Britain; BFFs.

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Happy Independence Day! We already had our neighborhood fireworks, but there will be more for sure tonight!

Prancer Pie said...

Happy 4th of July, kittehz!

Pee Ess - our Mommy singed very loudly! (it hurted our ears - mol!)

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Quiet fireworks are the best fireworks!!

Laila and Minchie said...

Hope all of you have a happy and safe 4th! Now, those are the kind of fireworks we like!

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

Happy 4th! We're glad that you didn't have to listen to the big boom-boom.

Flynn said...

Happy 4th July to you and all our American friends.

The Island Cats said...

What a fun, patriotic post! It was noisy here last night and tonight will be worse!

We hope you are having a safe and happy 4th of July!

Katie and Glogirly said...

A perfect 4th of July post!
...we love your photos with your flags too!

Hope you enjoyed your holiday with(out) a bang!

; ) Katie & Glogirly