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All through our nation's background, patriotic songs have lifted our spirits in the course of challenging instances and taken us toward our historical past and to one another. in the back of those "songs sung purple, white, and blue" are unforgettable tales that would enhance your appreciation in their precise strength. it is difficult to visualize a unmarried American who hasn't been touched deeply at one time or one other by way of the songs in those pages.
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