That's the spoken introduction to our unofficial national anthem and my little opening to this week's FFF, God Bless America. Here's a little history lesson. Irving Berlin's original version of "God Bless America" was written for a Ziegfeld-style revue but was taken out because the tone of the song was too solemn for a comedic show. Twenty years later he decided to make a few lyrical changes to help spread the idea of peace during a time when war was threatening Europe.
The dream of our Founding Fathers is alive and well today, the crashing waves of our beautiful oceans are still awe-inspiring and our majestic purple mountains are a sight to behold. Our Lord will continue to bless our nation with love and freedom and that alone is a cause to lift up our hearts and souls!