~*`USA NATIONAL ANTHEM /`SUPER`BOWL SUNDAY`*02/O2/14`*
~*`USA NATIONAL ANTHEM /`SUPER`BOWL`*~
BREAKING NEWS:SEA HAWKS WIN SUPER BOWL WORLD CHAMPS 43-8 `CONGRATS` SEATTLE SEAHAWKS!
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At Last Someone Says What "Most of Us Have Been Saying"
From a Marine Corps Colonel in Afghanistan:
"So with all the kindness I can muster,
I give this one piece of advice to the next pop star
who is asked to sing the national anthem
at a sporting event:
save the vocal gymnastics and the physical gyrations
for your concerts. Just sing this song
the way you were taught to sing it in kindergarten
- straight up, no styling.
"Sing it with the constant awareness
that there are Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen
and Marines watching you from bases and outposts
all over the world. Don't make them cringe
with your self-centeredego gratification.
Sing it as if you are standing before a row
of 86-year-old WWII Vets
wearing their Purple Hearts, Silver Stars
and flag pins on their cardigans
and you want them to be proud of you
for honoring them and the country they love -
not because you want them to think
you are a superstar musician.
They could see that from your costume,
makeup and your entourage.
Sing 'The Star Spangled Banner' with the courtesy
and humility that tells the audience
that it is about America, not you.
And please remember, not everything has to be sung
as a Negro Spiritual.
We're getting a little weary of that.
Francis Scott Key does not need any help.
" Semper Fi !
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Thanks everyone for listening to this Patriotic Video
I added to coincide with the above message
by a Dedicated American Hero!
Enjoy the Super Bowl with dignity!
~much aloha, Janie a.k.a./mjfb1954.
May God Continue To Bless
The United States of America!