After a Brooklyn principal decided to ban Lee Greenwood‘s patriotic smash hit “God Bless the USA” from being played at her school’s kindergarten graduation, the singer/songwriter spoke out about his intentions for penning the nationally acclaimed record.
Greenwood explained, “I wrote ‘God Bless the USA’ about the love I have for this country and the struggle we have gone through to remain free. Our country was founded on the principle that it welcomes people of all cultures and gives them the same rights we have as citizens. However, I feel compelled to echo the faith of our forefathers who all believed in God and a respect of a higher authority. Personally, denying the children of [the Brooklyn school] to sing ‘God Bless the USA,’ offends me as a Christian. My song is about hope, faith, spirit and pride. How could that be wrong on any level?”