Toby Keith’s ‘Made in America’ Inspires Michigan Kindergarten Class
Toby Keith is a proud American, as is evident by many of his songs -- including the first single from his 'Clancy's Tavern' album, 'Made in America.' The point of the song is not lost on little ears, either. Keith recently received a letter written by Mr. Green's kindergarten class in Michigan, explaining that the 5 and 6-year-olds have been learning about the importance of American-made products, and that they wanted to share their findings with the patriotic country singer.
"Growing up and working in rural southeast Michigan, my family and I have always been fans of buying American made products to the best of our abilities," Green wrote on behalf of his class. With unemployment at an all-time high, Green decided to instill in the young minds he's molding just how beneficial buying local can be by getting them to look around and see which homegrown products they currently own and use.
"I decided to start American made show and tell. Even at 5 and 6-years-old these Americans soon realized that most of their household possessions were imports and they started checking labels at stores. We eventually created a bulletin board and compiled a list of the American companies in hope that others would join the crusade," the letter wraps up.
Rather than send their bulletin board to Diane Sawyer as planned, Mr. Green, his assistant and his students sent it to the patriotic singer that they felt would "appreciate it more" -- Toby Keith.
See the Kindergarten Class American Made Bulletin Board