My country ’tis of thee

sweet land of liberty,

of thee, I sing:

Land where the ancestors died

land of the immigrant’s pride,

from every border land,

let freedom ring!

My welcoming country, thee

land of the brave and free,

in thy name, I speak.

Let our shouts swell the breeze

and ring through all the streets

sweet freedom’s song.

Let mortal tongues awake

let all that breath partake

let rocks their silence break, 

let freedom ring!

All these pictures were taken from protests in San Diego week where thousands gathered on July 2nd to let freedom ring and sing and insist!