Donald R. McClarey

Fortnight For Freedom: Yankee Doodle

Something for the weekend:  Yankee Doodle.  Originally sung by British officers to disparage American troops who fought beside them in the French and Indian War, it was seized upon by Patriots, given endless lyrics, and cheered the patriot troops and

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Over There

  Something for the weekend, Over There, the anthem of the American war effort in World War I. My friend and co-blogger Darwin Catholic at The American Catholic put together the above video, which I believe is one of the best

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You’re A Grand Old Flag

    Something for the weekend.  You’re A Grand Old Flag sung by James Cagney in the film biopic of George M. Cohan Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942).  Cohan wrote the song in 1906 after an encounter with a Union veteran

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Fortnight For Freedom 2013: Yankee Doodle

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops have proclaimed a second Fortnight for Freedom from June 21-July 4th, and, as last year, The American Catholic will participate with special blog posts each day. Something for the weekend.  Yankee Doodle.  Originally

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Glenn Miller’s Over There

America means freedom and there’s no expression of freedom quite so sincere as music. Glenn Miller Something for the weekend.  Glenn Miller and the Army Air Corps Band give a very lively version of James M. Cohan’s Over There.  The

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