Write a New National Anthem

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    I do understand, Bruce, but it's hard to sing and we are about more than war (or so I would like to think). We don't love our country for the bombs and cannons. We love it for standing in spite of them. It's what we love beneath the fighting that counts. I get what you mean, though.
     
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    No, it is about surviving 'through the perilous fight', the dark night, against all odds. It is the story of a besieged, ragtag group of underdogs risking all for the 'broad stripes and bright stars'....long may it wave, o'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

    It symbolizes the spirit, the yearning to be free...the costs of the struggle. America the Beautiful is a wonderful song describing great beauty. The Star Spangled Banner symbolizes the enduring struggle for freedom, the great spirit of America.
     
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    I'm not sure...

    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 ev’ry gain divine!
     
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