Saturday, July 3, 2010

Why I Love America

I love the freedoms we hold dear,
Seeing friends and family far and near,
At celebrations year by year.
That's why I love America!

I love the trees so strong and tall,
Which explode in colors in the Fall,
And my favorite sport, which is football.
That's why I love America!

I love the mountains, vast and great,
The towers of the Golden Gate,
Plenty of food upon my plate.
That's why I love America!

I love the unending Kansas plain,
Nostalgic drives down Christmas Tree Lane,
An old red barn with a weather vane.
That's why I love America!

I love the majesty of our land,
And building castles in the sand,
The rhythmic sounds of a marching band.
That's why I love America!

I love white steeples rising high,
Old Glory waving in the sky,
Honor due when soldiers die.
That's why I love America!

written by Stephen Benefield
copyright - 2007


  1. Great poem....I LOVE AMERICA too. My heart fills with love and pride as I listen to the patriotic songs, see flags waving, enjoy fireworks, but most of all when I think about our great history. I'M PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN!!! So thankful for all those who have given their lives for the freedom we enjoy today. Also grateful for the men and women who presently serve our country. Indepndance Day is one of my favorite holidays. GOD BLESS AMERICA!

  2. Thank you for sharing that, Bro. Benefield. Lord-willing, the next 4th of July that we celebrate will be in Cambodia with you all. I'm sure being in Cambodia makes you appreciate America to an even greater extent. God bless.