As we head into Independence Day, we asked which of two modern patriotic songs our readers preferred: Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA” or Toby Keith’s “Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue.”

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Here is a sampling of the comments we received from our readers after they voted in the survey.

“Both are fantastic, very moving songs, but Lee Greenwood’s ‘God Bless The USA’ takes the winners circle for me.” – Roger Taylor

“I loved Lee Greenwood’s ‘God Bless the USA’ song the first time I heard it when it first came out many years ago. I still think it is wonderful.” – Kathy Powe

“Wish you had Both as an option.  They are both great.” – Howard Benham

“While Toby Keith’s song ‘Courtesy of the Red, White, & Blue’ is definitely the best classic modern patriotic song, ‘Made in America,’ also by Toby Keith, is the runner-up!” – Dana Krasinski

“All these songs are great- wish they all had more play time on the radio, although  I still get a little misty-eyed when I hear some of the oldies (National Anthem, ‘America The Beautiful,’ ‘Stars and Stripes Forever,’ ‘God Bless America’).” – Charles Koenig III

“GOD Bless the most important words in the song. We must bring everyone to know that by the grace of GOD we have a country.” – Teresa Soll

“Decided in between those two songs was a very hard choice. I stuck with Lee Greenwood because our country needs God’s blessings more than ever.” – Gary Hunt

“I love BOTH of them.” – Doreen Cardenas

“Kate Smith singing ‘God Bless America’ will forever be my favorite patriotic song.” – Shelby Trial

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