‘Celebrate Our Country And Veterans’: How Danny Gokey Honors Veterans Day

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‘Celebrate Our Country And Veterans’: How Danny Gokey Honors Veterans Day

By Movieguide® Contributor

Musician Danny Gokey is sharing how he plans to honor our nation’s veterans this Veterans Day. 

“There’s an unbelievable statistic that says 17 veterans commit suicide everyday due to PTSD and depression,” he said in an Instagram post adding in the caption, “But thanks to the activities and camaraderie offered at @blackhorseforge in Fredericksburg, VA, 21,000 veterans have been served, and none have committed suicide!”

Gokey will be visiting Black Horse Forge on November 11, where “we’re going to surprise them with some state-of-the-art tools that will expand what they are doing, even enabling triple amputees to learn blacksmithing and also bless all of the Veterans that day with a BBQ lunch.”

He also let followers know they can “pitch in and say ‘Thank You’ to our American heroes by purchasing one or more meals, you can text Better to 345345 or follow the link in my bio to donate.”

In the video, Gokey also revealed he will be performing “a very special song that I wrote to celebrate our country and the veterans who served the country called ‘My America.’”

“My America” is part of Gokey’s “Brave” EP, released earlier this year. 

“I still believe in America,” Gokey told CCM Magazine. “We’re not perfect – we’ve made our mistakes. But I still believe that God has used, and will continue to use, America to do great things. Rather than argue about our differences we can choose to agree on our one major common denominator – freedom. And freedom is worth celebrating.”

He elaborated on the project in an interview with The Christian Post, saying, “I think everywhere you live, you should celebrate. Every country has a past, but it’s the people that decide where the country goes.”

“So I started writing songs for our country…with the hope of restoring patriotism, the hope of restoring a sense of pride in our country,” Gokey continued. “The United States of America is built on a system of freedom. And not every country has been able to have that. I want to just get a sense of pride in the people to celebrate us again.”

Movieguide® previously reported on Brave:

Three-time Grammy nominee Danny Gokey loves his country, and in his new EP “Brave,” he shows fans just how much. 

The EP features Gokey’s two original songs and his rendition of Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the U.S.A..” 

“It is OK to love your country,” Gokey told CBN’s Faithwire. “As a matter of fact, you probably should love your country. Otherwise, your country won’t be very strong if the people don’t love it.”

Gokey revealed that God called him to create the EP, and he couldn’t shy away from what God called him to do. 

“Jesus never avoided controversy,” Gokey explained. “We’re not supposed to win people over by compromising our values.”

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