As an American whose first colonial ancestors sailed to Virginia from Wales over 400 years ago, bringing my surname and establishing my American patrimony, I’ve come to appreciate the small but tough – and darkly beautiful – country of Wales.
Against all odds, the Welsh have withstood the onslaughts of the Roman, Saxon, Gael, Viking and Norman over the centuries, and kept their culture and language despite being right next to the center of the British Empire.
Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus! (Happy St. David’s Day)
The Welsh, being a musical people, like to celebrate their national holiday with song, so here’s a patriotic Welsh song performed by a Welsh men’s choir: