Stall Brook Elementary school in Massachusetts decided to scrap “God Bless the USA” from their school concert. The administrators first tried to change the words of the song to “We Love the USA” but after parents complained they decided to drop the song altogether.
School changes lyrics from ‘God Bless the USA’ to ‘We love the USA’ : MyFoxBOSTON.com
My FOX Boston reported, via Katie Pavich at Town Hall:
Following outrage from parents; a changed version of “God Bless the USA” has been pulled from an upcoming school assembly concert.
According to parents, children at Stall Brook Elementary school were told to sing “We love the USA” instead of “God Bless the USA” during the chorus of the popular Lee Greenwood song.
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The song was scheduled to be performed at an April 12th assembly, but now has been pulled.
In a statement from Stall Brook Elementary school, they said they hope to “maintain the focus on the original objective of sharing students’ knowledge of the U.S. States, and because of logistics, will not include any songs.”