To our beautiful nation,
To our Dominican Republic,
Today we raise to the highest
our tricolor flag.
It is an anniversary,
The birthday of a special nation,
And full of joy we come
To celebrate our freedom.
It is with a lot of love and respect
That today we get up
With our hand on our chest,
To sing, full of pride,
The solemn notes of our Anthem.
Behind the joy, the glory, and the splendor,
There is a story of blood, tears, and pain.
We must never forget where we came from,
It was built on the memory
Of men and women with courage and values,
And no matter their age, social status, or religion
They came together and delivered,
Chasing the same vision;
A strong homeland that defends itself
No matter who faces it
For a free, sovereign and independent Dominican Republic!
By Alicia Pérez and Amelia Sasso