This song never fails to inspire patriotism for the majority of Americans that are proud to live among the free and the brave. This rendition happened to be performed soon after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, a time when Americans stood together. Hopefully we will soon be able to rise together without a tragedy, but by our own will and resolve.
Lee describes his American story:
“Growing up on my grandparent’s farm in California gave me an appreciation for folks who worked hard and got by on very little” Greenwood says in a recent press release for the book. “My grandparents lost their farm after government regulations prevented them from farming the more profitable fields. But they didn’t question why it happened; they just started a new business. They believed no matter what difficulties we experienced, we would be okay because we were free. America is still the greatest country on earth. As you sit reading the words of my song to your child or grandchild in my new book, it is my hope that young and old alike will feel tremendous pride in being citizens of the United States of America.”