The Liberty Acrostic

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This script provides introductory ideas for each of the musical selections presented on the "Catch The Spirit!" CD. The entire script provides a forty-five-minute program, or each section may be performed separately.

 

"THE LIBERTY ACROSTIC"

L

 
Is for the Lamp lifted beside the golden door by "Liberty Enlightening the World." A bronze statue 155 feet high on a pedestal nearly as tall. For one hundred and thirteen years the Statue of Liberty's lamp has lighted the path to freedom.

I

 
Is for Independence, a day, a declaration, a city in Missouri. Self-determination, self-government, and self-control are the duties of an independent people. Personal responsibility safeguards independence - the heart and soul of America.

B

 
Is for the Bell, which rang as the Continental Congress approved
The Declaration of Independence. "Proclaim liberty throughout the land unto all the inhabitants thereof," reads the bell's inscription. The Liberty Bell cracked in 1835, but at Philadelphia's Independence Hall it silently celebrates liberty and justice for all.

E

 
Is for Equality; America's laws demand it.
Opportunities and rewards abound for all, regardless of race, religion, or gender. Americans are dedicated to the proposition that all men...
And women are created equal. We believe in fairness.

R

 
Is for Republic, America's form of government. Power is in the hands of citizens who vote. We have no rulers. We believe in democracy: A government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."

T

 
Is for the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a memorial in Washington, D.C. No one knows the names of the soldiers who sleep in this privileged grave.
They were chosen from the battlefields of war and honor all Americans who gave their lives in service to their country.

Y

 
Is for YOU. You are an American. Whether you sought this land for your home or were born here, YOU are an American. Cherish all of your freedoms; honor those of your neighbor. You are an American. Lift your lamp proudly beside your own golden door.

 
ALL - America, Sweet Land of Liberty!


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