|The column for this week is taken from
the small book, “God Bless the USA,” by Lee Greenwood. I was reading
from some of my husband’s books, looking for an inspiration, and this
seems to express the feelings of so many people of our country.
“I’m sometimes overwhelmed by this vast nation and
wish I could see how America will change in the next one hundred years.
As long as we continue to dream, create inventions and solve the
challenges of an ever-expanding population, we will have the power to
create a better society. But it is inevitable that the freedom, liberty
and can-do attitude that characterizes us will be challenged, sometimes
in ways that leave us no choice but to defend ourselves and the land we
love. It happened in 1941 at Pearl Harbor and again in 2001 at the World
Trade Center and the Pentagon.
I wrote God Bless the USA in 1983 to bring people
together. We have our differences and that is one of the many strengths
of our country. But even if we don’t agree on politics, I hope this song
can let us sing together as Americans and perhaps our differences won’t
matter so much.
I pray that God, who has watched over this nation for
more than two hundred years, will not forsake us. And I pray that God
would keep us safe from those who would do us harm. I pray for America,
’cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land. God Bless the U.S.A.
Cherish your dreams, hold tight to your ideals, march
boldly to the music that only you can hear. Great lives are built by
moving forward, never by looking back.
Even in our darkest moments, Americans have always had
hope. By remembering our history, holding on to our values, and
supporting each other, we have found the strength to face any struggle
thrown our way.” (Thanks to Lee Greenwood)
Our service people know that when they decide to serve
our country that they will make many great sacrifices. Most of them
would not change the decision to serve. Let us keep creating a better
society on the home front.
We do love the U.S.A.!