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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 10:29 AM

8. The song is trite, sentimental garbage...HOWEVER

I do have a story for a time when it did have some meaning to me.

I was at the World Trade Center in the aftermath of 9/11 on Search and Rescue.

I was having lunch at one of the rescue stations when a group of "USO" styled celebrities came through to lend support to the rescuers. I got to sit and talk with Olivia Newton John for a few minutes which fulfilled many of my childhood dreams.

Anyway, Lee Greenwood was one of those celebrities. At the urging of the crowd, he was asked to sing it. He climbed up on a chair in the middle of the room and sung it. I have to confess that at that time, in that place, it had some meaning.

Like all things sentimental, they have their place on RARE occasions. Supporting a fascist isn't one of them.

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