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“America the Beautiful” Subway Art ~ Free Printable

Independence Day has always been one of my favorite holidays.  I love patriotism and I am very proud to be an American, which is probably why Lee Greenwood’s famous anthem gives me chills and brings me to tears every time I hear it.  I have happy childhood Fourth of July memories of sitting on a blanket on the banks of Town Lake while listening to the 1812 Overture and the Stars and Stripes Forever, as huge fireworks lit up the Austin sky.  Years later, on one particularly memorable Fourth of July, stars lit up the sky on a beach in Maui as my now-husband got down on one knee.  And these days, I see Independence Day through the eyes of my children as they wave their flags and dive for candy while the parade passes by.

America the Beautiful Subway Art ~ Free Printable!  |  {Five Heart Home}

But amidst the fond memories and the fun festivities, I know that our freedom and our liberties as Americans come at a price, and I try to remember that each July as we commemorate our nation’s founding.  I was raised by a father who served 32 years in the Navy, working his way up from Seaman Recruit to Commander.  And now my brother is a fighter pilot in the Air Force, having been deployed to the Middle East several times.

Like so many of you, I am deeply appreciative for the bravery of all of the men and women who so honorably serve our country.  I cannot fully fathom their sacrifices, not to mention the sacrifices made by their families as a consequence of their service.  Furthermore, I can’t even come close to expressing my gratitude to those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for all Americans and to the families they left behind.

America the Beautiful Subway Art ~ Free Printable!  |  {Five Heart Home}

So in a few days, as we celebrate America’s birthday with cookouts and fireworks, parades and patriotic anthems, let us also remember the deployed soldier and the lonely spouse and the 6-year-old missing his daddy and the mama who never stops worrying about her baby across the ocean — all grown up but still her baby.

America is truly beautiful and we have much to be proud of and much to celebrate.  Let’s just not forget those courageous souls who made possible these 237 birthdays thus far.  God bless the USA, indeed.

America the Beautiful Subway Art ~ Free Printable!  |  {Five Heart Home}Click here to download printable.

I hope you enjoy displaying this patriotic subway art this Independence Day.  It’s a high-resolution PDF sized to fit in an 8×10-inch frame.  You may print it on regular paper or cardstock on your home printer. Personal use only, please.

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  1. Cute subway art, thank you for sharing! We would love for you to share at our new Super Summer Saturday party.

    Thanks!
    Julie

  2. I love your subway art! I would love to share it on my blog directing folks to your website. I found you on Suburbs Mama.
    Sarah

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      Hi, Sarah! Thanks so much for the compliment! I’d be happy for you to share my printable. I hopped over to your site and you have lots of great ideas! I used to teach first grade so I speak the same language… :)

  3. Thanks for sharing with me! It is a great way to start to build traffic. I’m sure some folks have gotten the printable.
    Happy 4th,
    Sarah

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      Happy 4th to you, Sarah! I appreciate you sharing my printable with your readers. :)

  4. I included your printable in a 4th of July Round-up made up of links shared at Give Me The Goods! It is so beautiful!

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      Thank you so much, Amber…I’m flattered! I can’t wait to go check out your site!

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