The tiny Central American country of Belize attained its Independence in 1981 from the United Kingdom. The following is the National Anthem of Belize:
O. Land of the Free by the Carib Sea,
Our manhood we pledge to thy liberty!
No tyrants here linger, despots must flee
This tranquil haven of democracy
The blood of our sires which hallows the sod,
Brought freedom from slavery oppression’s rod,
By the might of truth and the grace of God,
No longer shall we be hewers of wood.
Arise! ye sons of the Baymen’s clan,
Put on your armour, clear the land!
Drive back the tyrants, let despots flee –
Land of the Free by the Carib Sea!
Nature has blessed thee with wealth untold,
O’er mountains and valleys where prairies roll;
Our fathers, the Baymen, valiant and bold
Drove back the invader; this heritage hold
From proud Rio Hondo to old Sarstoon,
Through coral isle, over blue lagoon;
Keep watch with the angels, the stars and moon;
For freedom comes tomorrow’s noon.
All National Belize Symbols were selected by bi-partisan support from the two major political parties (The United Democratic Party and The People’s United Party).
The Tapir is Belize National Animal
Belize National Bird The Kill Billed Toucan
The Mahagony is the National Tree of Belize
Belize National Flower the Black Orchid
The Flag of Belize