Singing Patriotic songs and hymns rouse different emotions in all of us and a strong sense of honor, respect and pride for our country. Patriotic songs also stir memories of important events in the history of our country, reflecting its traditions, culture and both its struggles and achievements of its people. Patriotic songs are inspiring and provide people with a feeling of strength, unity and stability, building nationalist pride and fervor making us feel good about our country. Patriotic songs are appreciated by those who love their country and fiercely supports its interests. Patriots feel a strong sense of duty and respect for their forefathers and fellow countrymen.
Patriotic Songs: There are many different types of Patriotic songs and hymns. Some are taken from the highly motivational and heartfelt words of poems. A perfect example of such a poem is the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key (1779-1843) whose words were written following the US victory at the Battle of Baltimore, during the War of 1812 on September 14, 1814. So powerful are the words to this famous poem that the Star Spangled Banner was officially adopted as the National Anthem of America on March 3, 1931 by President Herbert Hoover. Another highly uplifting and patriotic song, inspired by a poem, is the famous hymn Jerusalem which was originally written as a poem by William Blake in 1804. Other Patriotic Songs have strong military themes such as the Caissons Go Rolling Along. Patriotic Hymns reflect strong religious fervor and beliefs such as displayed in the lyrics of America the Beautiful.