I was involved in the choir that sang at the Governor's reception. We sang America the Beautiful along with an Austrian Folk Song, "Dachstein Lied" and Simple Gifts. I was asked to sing the 2nd verse of America the Beautiful as a solo. We also sang our country's national anthem with the orchestra. It brought tears to my eyes as I sang and thought of the many, many freedoms we enjoy and all of the people who gave their lives in order that we would have those freedoms. With all the major unrest that is happening in the world... especially most recently in Isreal, etc., it hit very close to home as we sang. Thank God for our wonderful country!