The popular song “I’m Proud to be an American” by Lee Greenwood depicts a classic understanding of American pride and patriotism.
The main lyrics of the song suggest the common patriotism is shared all across America, from “the lakes of Minnesota” to “the hills of Tennessee” to “the plains of Texas.” This shared feeling expressed as freedom in Greenwood’s lyrics.
Freedom shared, that every American can identify with and support, is the ultimate bond between our society.
Ultimately, expressed by Greenwood, this freedom is upheld through our armed forces.
Is what makes America “great” really defined solely by its army?