Category Archive: American Treasure

Ragged Old Flag by Johnny Cash

  Happy Independence Day America!   A poem by Johnny Cash recounting the events in American history where Old Glory has flown, been shot at, cut and bled on. A timely reminder of the American ideals the national flag stands for, the price that has paid by so many that she may fly proudly, and …

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Spirit & Heritage In Song – ‘Cool Water’ – 1936

  Spirit & Heritage In Song is a series highlighting Traditional American Music. In the last half century many of these traditional songs have been forgotten in the crush of contemporary music and international cultural influences. Yet these songs, ballads, melodies and hymns reflect the events, cultural backgrounds, aspirations, land and faith that make up …

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Spirit & Heritage In Song – Southern Soldier Boy 1863

  Spirit & Heritage In Song is a series highlighting Traditional American Music. In the last half century many of these traditional songs have been forgotten in the crush of contemporary music and international cultural influences. Yet these songs, ballads, melodies and hymns reflect the events, cultural backgrounds, aspirations, land and faith that make up …

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Patrick Henry – ‘The Voice of the Revolution’

  Lion of Liberty: Patrick Henry and the Call to a New Nation Amazon.com   Cometh the hour, cometh the man. American Profile recently highlighted the well known American Founding Father and fierce patriot – “Patrick Henry – The first Founding Father to call for revolution”. In an interview with Harlow Giles Unger who has …

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Conspicuous Gallantry and Intrepidity – Robert Roland Ingram USN

Robert Roland Ingram, USN NAVY MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT HOSPITAL CORPSMAN THIRD CLASS   Great Unknown Americans Series   Robert Roland Ingram was born on 20 January 1945 in Clearwater, Florida. In November 1963, at age 18, he enlisted in the U. S. Navy. After completing recruit training in San Diego, California, he requested and …

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Spirit & Heritage In Song – ‘Slumber My Darling’ – 1862

  Slumber My Darling A beautiful old American lullaby written by Stephen Foster in the midst of the American War Between The States. A song of devotion, compassion, tenderness and protection, apt for that era of turmoil in American history.   Stephen Collins Foster (July 4, 1826 – January 13, 1864), known as the “father …

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“Introduction to the Constitution”

  If you have an interest in learning more about the United States Constitution, its history, nature and relevance to America today, see the following announcement regarding a webcast series starting September 15, featuring Congressman Paul Ryan, columnist Charles Krauthammer, and members of the Hillsdale College faculty, sponserd by Hillsdale College, Spring Arbor, Michigan.   …

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Spirit & Heritage In Song – ‘Simple Gifts’ – 1848

A lovely early American song inspired from the communal, agrarian culture of the utopian minded Shaker religious sect. Performed as a vocal and instrumental as both hymn and secular music evoking a desire for simplicity in spirit and life. The song has been an inspiration for many classical and folk musicians including Aaron Copland, Judy …

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Heritage & Spirit In Song – ‘It Is Well With My Soul’ – 1873

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A piece of American music that has given voice to the heartache of millions worldwide who have suffered life’s travails and losses, at the same time offering the balm of trust in God and of seeing lost loved ones again in eternity.   “It Is Well with My Soul” is a very influential hymn penned …

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History & Spirit In Song – I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrows – 1913

    Apropos In These Unsettled & Uncertain Days – And Not Unpredictable Black Swans   “Man of Constant Sorrow” is a traditional American folk song first recorded by Dick Burnett, a partially blind fiddler from Kentucky. The song was originally recorded by Burnett as “Farewell Song” printed in a Richard Burnett songbook, c. 1913. …

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Farmers Tribute: So God Made A Farmer

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  A tribute to the American farmer by Paul Harvey   This video is dedicated to farmers, both past and present who have endured to provide our safe, affordable and abundant food. Please take a minute and thank farmers for all of their efforts. Farms.com Farmsvideos Channel Tip to GaryNorth.com   “Those who labor in …

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General Douglas MacArthur: “Duty, Honor, Country”

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  On this day in 1962, Gen. Douglas McArthur delivered his famous Duty, Honor, Country speech as he accepted the Sylvanus Thayer Award at West Point. Patriotic, challenging, anciently inspired words that America has sadly not heard for decades. Forsake the challenge America, as McArthur reminded us, a host of wraiths will rise from beneath …

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American Treasure: The Franz Family

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The following is the beginning of a series where outstanding and talented people and groups who contribute positively to America’s unique cultural heritage will be highlighted as American Treasure. You may not be a fan of Bluegrass, but here’s an example of a very talented and hardworking American family that plays their own interpretation of …

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