Those of mechanics, each one singing his as it should be blithe and strong,
The carpenter singing his as he measures his plank or beam,
The mason singing his as he makes ready for work, or leaves off work,
The boatman singing what belongs to him in his boat, the deckhand singing on the steamboat deck,
The shoemaker singing as he sits on his bench, the hatter singing as he stands,
The wood-cutter’s song, the ploughboy’s on his way in the morning, or at noon intermission or at sundown,
The delicious singing of the mother, or of the young wife at work, or of the girl sewing or washing,
Each singing what belongs to him or her and to none else,
The day what belongs to the day—at night the party of young fellows, robust, friendly,
Singing with open mouths their strong melodious songs.
Happy 244th Birthday, America!
At Summit Medicine and Pediatrics, we stand with every American, of every Race, Creed, Class and Political Preference, unified in the core principle of our nation that life, freedom, liberty and equality under the law is inalienable and unimpeachable. Our diversity, melded through tolerance and forged through integration, is the crowning jewel of our Republic. We are proud to stand among the brave men and women of our nation–true patriots–who honor her, who cherish her, and who defend her every day in speech and deed. God Bless America!