Saturday, March 22, 2008

Our National Anthem

These girls are awesome--and the crowd was dignified enough not to start whooping and hollering immediately after "the land of the free".

9 comments:

Law and Order Teacher said...

I know why no one made noise during singing, they were as mesmerized as I was at the performance. It brought tears to my eyes to hear the National Anthem sung with such respect, heart and beauty. I got the same feeling as Chris Matthews gets when he hears Obama speak. For a veteran, that was a great moment. Thanks for posting it.

DADvocate said...

Because my older son played high school basketball, I've heard a lot of Star Spangled Banners. Some were quite good, others painfully bad.

These girls were as good as any I've heard. As you said, awesome.

Donalbain said...

Do you have the national anthem at all school sports events in the US?

Darren said...

The US is a pretty big place. I'm not really prepared to say yes, although I wish I could.

Donalbain said...

Very well then. Is the national anthem at school sports events, normal in your experience?

Darren said...

Yes.

Donalbain said...

Hurrah! Then TV has not lied to me!

Watching all the high school shows on TV, you see that sort of thing happen but I didnt really believe that people really watched school sports at all, let alone in the sort of numbers that would make a national anthem worthwhile.

MikeAT said...

Darren

How did you find this video?

Darren said...

Don't remember. Might have been sent in an email, I might have seen a link to it elsewhere--I'm on the internet way too much!