“I wrote God Bless the USA about the love I have for this country and the struggle we have gone through to remain free,” Lee Greenwood told the New York Post today regarding a grade school principal’s decision (with the NY city schools chancellor’s backing) to cut his song from the graduation ceremony.
‘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 or our forefathers who all believed in God and a respect of a higher authority.
Personally, denying the children of PS 90 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?”
As Reported by Susan Edelman in the New York Post.
More at www.nypost.com.