Sunday, July 22, 2012

Did you know...
... that today is America the Beautiful Day? The original poem
for the song "America the Beautiful" was written by Katherine Lee Bates on July 22, 1893. She was inspired to write the poem after seeing the beauty of the mountains in Colorado. The song was published two years later on July 4, 1895. Trivia fans: When Richard Nixon visited China in 1972, this song was played as the welcome music.