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.
Francis Scott Key, September 20, 1814
Samuel F. Smith, July 4, 1832
David T. Shaw, 1843
Patrick S. Gilmore, 1863
John Phillips Sousa, 1896
Katharine Lee Bates, 1913
George M. Cohan, 1906
George M. Cohan, 1917
Irving Berlin, 1938
Woody Guthrie, 1940
Irving Berlin (music) and Emma Lazarus (lyrics), 1949
Lee Greenwood, 1984
William Whiting, 1860
Major Edmund L. Gruber, 1907
Captain Alfred H. Miles and Charles A. Zimmerman, 1907
Captain Francis Saltus Van Boskerck, 1927
Robert Crawford, 1938