America the Beautiful – Alternative Lyrics
How beautiful, our spacious skies, our amber waves of grain,
our purple mountains as they rise above the fruitful plain.
America! America! Love’s gracious gifts abound,
and more and more we’re grateful for life’s bounty all around.
Indigenous and immigrant, all of our beloved ones:
O may we never rest content 'til all are truly one.
America! America! Oh grant that we may be
a people-hood, for common good, from sea to shining sea.
Original song writer - Katherine Lee Bates, 1895
Additional Stanzas - Miriam Therese Winter, 1993
Additional minor changes - Diana Miller, 2020
Photos by Bruce Berlin
The November 4th Protect the Results event was focused on making sure every ballot from the 2020 Presidential Election is counted and ensuring we have a legitimate outcome of the 2020 election.
The event featured a number of impressive speakers:
- Marlene Pray, Community Organizer, Rise Up Doylestown, former Doylestown Borough Councilwoman, Bucks County Human Relations Council
- Cindi Sternfeld, Indivisible Lambertville/New Hope
- Reverend Angela Vann - POWER
- Lauren Braun-Strumfels, Associate Professor of History, Raritan Valley Community College
- Caragh White, Youth 4 Unity
- Rabbi Diana Miller, KehilatHaNahar, the Little Shul by the River
- Chavez Ravine, Singer
- Patrick Murphy, Former U.S. Congressperson (D) PA08, U.S. Under Secretary of the Army
- Jim Greenwood, Former U.S. Congressperson (R) PA08
- Patrice Tisdale, NAACP Bucks Chapter and co-lead of the Criminal Justice & Education Committee
- Terry Rice, Veteran and former Captain in the US Army and graduate of West Point
Watch a full video of the November 4th event below!