The stage was set, Wednesday, as millions of patrons nationwide observed CFA Appreciation Day in response to a threatened boycott of the Christian-based business. Customers waited up to two hours to place food orders, often passing time by meeting and conversing with like-minded CFA supporters.
At the Charlottesville Woodbrook location, an as-of-yet unidentified man stood on a chair and in full voice led the assembled Chick-fil-A patrons in a spontaneous round of Irving Berlin’s heavenly petition, God Bless America, as they awaited or enjoyed their chicken.
A local innkeeper, personally moved by the event, has offered a free weekend stay at his inn as well as a free dinner for the singer. If you know the identity of the vocalist in this video, please contact The Schilling Show.
(Video courtesy of Pastor Fernando Garay)
God Bless America
While the storm clouds gather far across the sea,
Let us swear allegiance to a land that’s free,
Let us all be grateful for a land so fair,
As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer.
God bless America,
Land that I love.
Stand beside her, and guide her
Through the night with a light from above.
From the mountains, to the prairies,
To the oceans, white with foam
God bless America, My home sweet home
God bless America, My home sweet home.
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