Music holds intense emotional power. Just a few notes of a beloved tune can bring strong emotion from deep within out hearts.

Few topics are as emotional as patriotism, and because of that music and patriotism are inseperably intertwined.

These selected songs represent something special — they represent what it is to be an American.

The Star Spangled Banner

Francis Scott Key, September 20, 1814

My Country ‘Tis of Thee

Samuel F. Smith, July 4, 1832

Columbia the Gem of the Ocean

David T. Shaw, 1843

When Johnny Comes Marching Home

Patrick S. Gilmore, 1863

The Stars and Stripes Forever

John Phillips Sousa, 1896

America The Beautiful

Katharine Lee Bates, 1913

You’re a Grand Old Flag

George M. Cohan, 1906

Over There

George M. Cohan, 1917

God Bless America

Irving Berlin, 1938

This Land Is Your Land

Woody Guthrie, 1940

The New Colossus

Irving Berlin (music) and Emma Lazarus (lyrics), 1949

God Bless the U.S.A.

Lee Greenwood, 1984

Yankee Doodle Dandy

Red White and Blue

Lynyrd Skynyrd

U.S. Navy Hymn: Eternal Father, Strong to Save

William Whiting, 1860

U.S. Army Anthem: The Caissons Go Rolling Along

Major Edmund L. Gruber, 1907

U.S. Navy Anthem: Anchors Aweigh

Captain Alfred H. Miles and Charles A. Zimmerman, 1907

U.S. Marine Corps Hymn

U.S. Coast Guard Anthem: Semper Paratus (Always Ready)

Captain Francis Saltus Van Boskerck, 1927

U.S. Air Force Anthem: Off We Go Into the Wild Blue Yonder

Robert Crawford, 1938

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