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July 2016

July 2016

Happy Fourth of July!

The month filled with red, white and blue is here and we couldn’t feel more patriotic at Nature’s Pathways. While it’s not the official national anthem, “America the Beautiful” speaks to us; it reminds us how diverse but similar our landscapes and the people who fill our great states are, and how far we have come as a country:

“Oh 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.

Oh 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.

Oh 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.

Oh 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.”

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