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A powerful patriotic moment happened when a group of Tucson, Arizona residents gathered around WWII veteran Jennings Shelton Jr. to sing “God Bless the USA” to him. They did it to honor his years of service and the performance was captured by Denelle Confair TV, who posted it to her Facebook page March 30, 2019.
“WWII veteran Jennings Shelton Jr. is being honored today. The community gathered and sang I’m Proud to be an American. ??”
People stood in a massive circle as the song began. Many were wearing what appeared to be biker vests all sewn up with American pride patches and standing beside their motorcycles. Approximately 30-40 people were present to honor the veteran in the cul de sac. With Jennings on the inside of the circle, everyone locked their hands together and starts singing, “And I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free. And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.”
The singing continued as everyone lifted their hands high still holding on to each other. Jennings was in the middle and can been seen holding onto his walker, wiping tears from his eyes, and singing along with everyone else. It was a beautiful moment that we can imagine made his entire day.
The iconic song “God Bless the USA” was written by country music artist Lee Greenwood in 1984. It’s known as his signature song that’s been played at sporting events, TV shows and patriotic gatherings all across America. It’s one of those songs that never cease to fill one with American pride and patriotism.
It’s a very touching video – take a look below and see it for yourself.