Regarding the National Anthem
Sunday, February 06, 2011
This comes in response to the degrading way our National Anthem was rendered at Super Bowl XLV. We don't need a law regarding this, but I would encourage everyone to contact the people who make decisions regarding the performance of the National Anthem at public events. Please ask the people in charge to consider carefully who they have sing the National Anthem, and to set some ground rules. Military bands and vocal groups, college bands, talented high school bands, people who actually care about the song and what it means. Please, no more celebrities for whom it is only another photo-op and a chance for some camera time. That is not what our National Anthem is about. Take the money that is now being thrown down the toilet on the so-called "performers" and use it to endow the arts at the chosen schools. This needs to come from the people, "We, the people" who care a great deal about the National Anthem, and what it stands for.