Sunday Reflections: “God Bless The U.S.A.”

Sunday Reflections: “God Bless The U.S.A.”

Few words echo the united feeling we have as Americans more than Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless The U.S.A.”

Especially in times of tragedy.

Written and released in 1983, the patriotic anthem has found new meaning over the last nearly forty years.

“It keeps having a different kind of life,” Lee Greenwood said of his signature song. “I mean during the Gulf War, it was a song of the war for General Schwarzkopf. After Hurricane Katrina, it was a song for life and hope, and then after 9/11, it was a song of unity and rebuilding.”

A patriotic song of war, a song of life and hope, a song of unity and rebuilding.

Then in July 2020, when America was reeling from a worldwide health crisis, the song once again took on new meaning. Teaming up with┬áthe United States Air Force Band Singing Sergeants and acapella group Home Free, Lee Greenwood released a “virtual” version that once again help unite our beautiful county.

Now it’s our turn as we share this beautiful piano arrangement by Jennifer Eklund. We hope you enjoy.

Have a beautiful Sunday! We Love You!

Les & Elisa

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