My Country Tears of Thee by Bob and Penny Lord
Approx. 4,750 words.
Published on June 23, 2011 by
Journeys of Faith.
When did we stop singing this love song to our country?
It was so subtle; did it just sort of disappear with many of the other patriotic traditions that our country stood for? How many of us still remember this song, reminding us of the price paid by our fathers--the hopes and dreams of our ancestors, as they struggled in filthy disease-ridden holds of ships bringing them to a new land.