This is something that has been bothering me for some time.
If you are at an event and it is time for the singing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” what happens? They bring out some recording artist to sing it “for us” as if it was entertainment. Most people do not sing along. A few might sing it very quietly or maybe just move their lips a bit.
It would be so much more meaningful if everyone sang the national anthem together. Have you ever seen a soccer game from Europe when the whole crowd starts singing in unison? It is a very powerful sound and quite inspirational. I have noticed it at the Olympics as well. People from other countries sing their anthems proudly while when we win the gold we just stand there and listen to our anthem.
I know it is not an easy song to sing. But I am calling upon all Americans to sing the national anthem loud and proud anytime it is sung. It only takes a few brave people to get it started. It will sound great and I think it will feel great too.