America Celebrates in Song

January 19, 2009

I guess most of you have already seen this moving video from the Obama inauguration celebration last night, but I could not resist posting it for anyone who might have missed it or would like to see it again.

Bruce Springsteen, Pete Seeger, Pete's grandson, and a 50 or so person choir sing Woody Guthrie's "This Land is Your Land". This anthemic song is always touching but in this context it is especially so. Watch these esteemed performers lead a few hundred thousand singing, swaying, dancing, smiling Americans, and Obama himself, in a rendition of this song that was never more relevant or appropriate in celebration of an important step "on the road to freedom". It brings a tear to my eye each time I see it.


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