Recently in the United States of America, we celebrated the 4th of July, our day of freedom and the beginning of a fresh start for our country. The American people were able to come together on this day to join in the celebration and the commemoration of those who fought to defend their families and their country so that they might prosper in a free land – a land of opportunity and blessings.
This past 4th of July, David Archuleta participated in the celebration of the 240th birthday of our country by performing a cover of Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless The U.S.A.”
David was born on 28 December 1990 in Miami, Florida. He is a proud member of society and an upright citizen of America. His performance of “God Bless The U.S.A.” really brings about a patriotic spirit and a feeling of unity. Listening to this song makes me want to get up, defend, and love the United States of America as much as tose who were present when this country came into existence.
This land is a land of opportunity, and we cannot take that for granted. It is the American people’s duty to care for this land and to keep it beautiful and at peace. There is so much pain, so much turmoil, and so much sadness in the world today and I hope that in this country, we can continue to preserve the peace, and protect the people.
The lyrics of this song hit home for me, as I am sure they do with a lot of individuals. In the audience of David’s performance people can be heard singing along, letting their voices join his in love for this country and for the men and women who have fought and continue to fight for it. God will continue to bless those who serve this country and their families, and we honor those who have given their lives and who now dedicate their lives so that we may remain the land of the free and the home of the brave.
One of my favorite parts of this song goes as follows. “I’m proud to be an American, Where at least I know I’m free. And I won’t forget the men who died, Who gave that right to me. And I’d gladly stand up next to you, And defend Her still today, ‘Cause there ain’t no doubt, I love this land, God Bless the U.S.A.”
This past 4th of July I was blessed to be able to attend the Stadium of Fire performance. It was honestly an amazing experience. The Stadium of Fire “has grown to become one of the United States’ premier patriotic celebrations, attracting an average of over 40,000 people and is televised live to over one million military men and women in more than 100 countries.”
It is so awesome that the men and women serving our country can have a little piece of home with them on the 4th of July and that they can unite and celebrate the cause for which they are fighting.
David Archuleta’s voice perfectly expresses the power and soul behind the lyrics of this song. His face truly shows that he is proud to be an American. I, as well, am proud, happy, and blessed to be able to live in this land – the United States of America. God bless the U.S.A. David humbly ends his song by saying, “God bless this country. And God bless our troops.”