Appleton, Wisconsin recieves 2008 City of the Year Designation & Award From America The Beautiful.com

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America The Beautiful.com (http://www.AmericaTheBeautiful.com) has selected Appleton, Wisconsin as its 2008 City of the Year. Peter Smith, president of America The Beautiful, states: "after receipt of over 120 applications and the efforts of film crews across America - Appleton truly exemplified the Patriotism, Pride, Passion and Promise for America that we were looking for". Appleton, Wisconsin hosts the Nations largest and longest running Flag Day Celebration and Parade in America.

The Spirit of America - DVD

In March of 2008, AmericaTheBeautiful.com announced it was taking a film crew across the roads of America in search of powerful stories of patriotism and love of this great land. The focus was on the heartwarming communities, filled with great people, amazing photographic sites, and messages about the love of America and all it stands for. Upon receipt of over 120 applications, AmericaTheBeautiful.com read the compelling stories from cities in nearly all 50 states - in search of a story of overwhelming Pride, Passion, Patriotism and Promise for our country.

AmericaTheBeautiful.com found that amazing American Spirit in Appleton Wisconsin along with their annual celebration of Flag Day. AmericaTheBeautiful.com's President - Peter Smith brought a film crew to Appleton to capture and share this community's Patriotism with the world. Over the course of their three day stay in Appleton, Peter and his crew were delighted with the warm reception and community spirit they experienced.

This is the first award presentation for AmericaTheBeautiful.com as part of what will be a continuing effort to inspire citizens of this great nation. In this stressful world of the diminishing dollar value, rising & falling gas prices, falling housing values, and escalating international threats, many are easily distracted by the day-to-day worries of this world. Americans often overlook the beauties of this great country and the freedoms that they enjoy.

America The Beautiful will present the distinguished 2008 City of the Year award to Appleton's City Officials in April of 2009.

The goal at AmericaTheBeautiful.com and The See America Tour is to focus on filming the people, and communities of America amidst America's amazing landscapes. The videos will focus on America's great people in small communities and big cities who, live, work and grow this diverse culture with freedom as the core ideal.

The See America Project began in June of 2008. In 2009, AmericaTheBeautiful.com is also filming the "I believe in America" project - a documentary video reaching out for those individual stories of patriotism and Pride in America and releasing a similarly titled music video which will touch the hearts of all.

About AmericaTheBeautiful.com: Peter F. Smith President and founder of AmericaTheBeautiful.com, spent 20 years in the convention industry producing corporate meetings for Fortune 500 companies, associations and medium size businesses. In the wake of 9-11, many of his clients asked him to produce a video to pay tribute to those who died on September 11th, or to feature our country's most patriotic songs and honor those in the military who had fought to preserve the freedoms we enjoy every day. He was surprised to find that with all of the amazing video available, nothing was available to pay tribute to our nation's most cherished patriotic music. He then decided to invest the time and his personal money to produce "The Spirit of America - DVD" a collection of classic Americana music and video to celebrate the United States of America as the greatest country in the world. Additionally, Peter has created a strong web presence AmericaTheBeautiful.com which is dedicated to inspiring the hearts of all Americans with videos, photographic imagery, music and gifts. If one man can make a difference - Peter will.

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