Hi Second Grade Families,
Memorial Day is coming on May 25th so this week in honor of Memorial Day your assignment is to sing some patriotic songs with your family. Mr. Damon (Guilford Music teacher) and I have made a video of patriotic songs that includes songs we often sing at assembly as well as a few common patriotic songs that may be new to you. Scroll down to find the sing-along. We hope you enjoy!
List of Songs:
The Star Spangled Banner
Oh, say can you see
By the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed
At the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars
Through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched
Were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare,
The bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night
That our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that Star-Spangled
Banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free
And the home of the brave?
America (My Country ‘tis of Thee)
My country ‘tis of thee
Sweet land of liberty
Of thee I sing
Land where my father’s died
Land of the pilgrim’s pride
From every mountainside
Let freedom ring
Thank You, Soldiers
When I lay my head down every night
And go to sleep in peace,
I can stay there knowing all is well
While you’re standing on your feet.
Keeping watch, protecting shore to shore
In the air and oceans, too,
Defending freedom at all cost
For the red, white, and the blue.
Thank you, oh thank you
Men and women brave and strong,
To those who serve so gallantly
We sing this thank you song.
To the soldiers who have traveled on
To countries far and near,
In peace and war you paid the price
For the cause you hold so dear.
That we may wake each morning bright
And know that freedom rings;
Because of your great sacrifice,
Your country joins to sing.
America the Beautiful
Oh, beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
God shed his grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea.
This Is My Song
This is my song, to people of all nations,
A song of peace for lands afar and mine.
This is my home, the country where my heart is,
Here are my hopes, my dreams, my land so fine.
But other hearts in other lands are beating,
With hopes and dreams as true and high as mine.
My country's skies are bluer than the ocean,
And sunlight beams on clover leaf and pine.
But other lands have sunlight too, and clover,
And skies are everywhere as blue as mine.
O hear my song, all people of all nations,
A song of peace for their land and for mine.
Let There Be Peace On Earth
Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me
Let there be peace on earth the peace that was meant to be
As we sing together, children all are we
Let us walk with each other in perfect harmony
Let peace begin with me, let this be the moment now
With every step I take, let this be my solemn vow
To take each moment and live each moment in peace eternally
Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.
You're a Grand Old Flag
You're a grand old flag
You're a high-flying flag
And forever in peace may you wave
You're the emblem of
The land I love
The home of the free and the brave
Ev'ry heart beats true
For the red, white and blue
Where there's never a boast or brag
But should old acquaintance be forgot
Keep your eye on the grand old flag.