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Updated: Feb 2, 2019

I have come to the conclusion that most Americans have grandfathers who fought and died in the wars of America's past, yet they have no idea. Our American forefathers worked like a machine building this great country, where their descendants live freely today. I sang the song in school and never thought the words were true. But after researching my family history, I found that I had several grandfathers who fought in the American Revolution, at least one that fought in the War of 1812, and at least one that fought in the Civil War. Several of my forefathers were founders and early settlers of the towns and cities we live in today. They are long gone and their relationship to me had been forgotten and lost, but they are like giant oak trees, whose roots remain embedded in the land, in both the past and the present. Now that I know how deep my roots in this country run, these words have more meaning than ever. Sing it America, sing it loud!

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