2nd Prize – Primary
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2nd Prize – Primary

Peyton Goularte

Barrett Elementary
3rd Grade, Mrs. DeHaro

Have you ever heard the song “God Bless the U.S.A?” It’s a really great song. It’s my favorite patriotic song because it reminds me of family and friends that I do not get to see very much and who live far away.  “God Bless the U.S.A.” is a song that honors those who serve because in the song it says “I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.” These words mean the men who died are the people who served in the military for our country and gave us the right to do what we want.

The song describes America’s land in the words “From the lakes of Minnesota, to the hills of Tennessee, across the plains of Texas, from sea to shining sea.  From Detroit down to Houston, and New York to L.A.” These words are describing all the land in America.  This song makes me proud to be an American because we are able to wear what we want. In America, we can be what we want or work for what we want, become what we want and be free to make our own decisions.

“God Bless the U.S.A.” reminds me of my Great Grandpa Jim who served in the Army in the Korean War and Vietnam War as a Master Sergeant for twenty-one years.  My Grandpa Jim was always kind and funny.  He would try and tickle me to make me laugh.  I do not remember him very well because he died when I was 4, but he is a special person and unforgettable.  “God Bless the U.S.A.” is a great patriotic song because it talks about what America is all about and that you should be proud to be an American, and I am!