The Faithful Inspiration Behind ‘America the Beautiful’

Hugs From Heaven #347

The hymn ‘America the Beautiful’ is often sung on the fourth of July to help celebrate the anniversary of the original 13 colonies declaring their independence from Britain. The song itself was published on July 4th, 1895 after inspiration struck Katherine Lee Bates on top of Pike’s Peak in Colorado. Join me for some Hugs From Heaven this Independence Day as we look back at the story behind this special hymn.

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Moira Brown

With over 40 years of broadcast experience, Moira is known and loved across Canada. Best known for her work on 100 Huntley Street, Moira now offers daily encouragement with her Faith Strong Today podcast Hugs From Heaven, sharing her life experiences and interests in her warm, show-and-tell style.

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