Timothy Miller sings "God Bless America" at the Braves home games when they play on Sunday. (Other times, they play a recorded version of "Take Me Out To The Ballgame".)
Now, I have heard others sing this song but for me, there is no one who can touch the rendition by Mr. Miller. At the end, when he sings, "My home... sweet ...HOME".. That last note will send chills up your spine, it's wonderful!
"God Bless America" was written by the songwriter, Irving Berlin who also wrote "Always" and "White Christmas". (It is estimated that he wrote over 1500 songs!) He was a first generation American who appreciated this country and found a way to say it in a song. I found this quote from his daughter... .
“I came to understand that it wasn’t ‘God Bless America, land that we love.’ It was ‘God bless America, land that I love.’ It was an incredibly personal statement that my father was making, that anybody singing that song makes as they sing it. And I understood that that song was his ‘thank you’ to the country that had taken him in. It was the song of the immigrant boy who made good.”
In memory of all those who have served under the Stars and Stripes.