Three weeks ago, Neil Diamond was awarded the Songwriters Hall Of Fame top distinction, the Johnny Mercer Award, its Lifetime Achievement honor.

Diamond wrote the inspiring and uplifting “Coming to America” almost 40 years ago, for the movie “The Jazz Singer,” and although much has changed since then, the song still rings true–America continues to be a beacon of hope and freedom to millions across the U.S.A. and around the globe.

Wishing all our readers a fun, safe and Happy July 4th.