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AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL

There is no other nation on earth like America. There is no other choir like the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.  Listen to their voices while you read on.

On July 4, 1776 our founding fathers sent forth a birth announcement to the world like no other nation had ever done before. Immediately upon declaring independence the first thing they wanted the world to know was about the new land was,
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed


Wise men of that day called this new upstart nation “The American Experiment”. It worked because it was just and it was right. The Experiment blossomed into “The Land of Opportunity”. Many a stranger came and upon setting first foot on her soil said “I am an American” and was instantly accepted as such. It truly was the New World.

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