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    Why is it our kids keep teaching us what our country is all about?

    Linky.

    I'm sorry about the lack of tissues. I used 'em all.
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    Blind Links

    I'm not a Facebook member, and do not care to sign up or log in, as required by the OP's link.

    It helps if forum members give a clue about where the link takes you or whether a log-in is required at the other end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Citizen View Post
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    Here you go:
    The Star Spangled Banner like you've never heard it! This was at Texas Tech University Basketball game . . . .The National Anthem is sung by five young ladies. You have never heard it performed better than this! An entire arena remains completely silent throughout the song. You could hear a pin drop. Take a moment to listen to this...you will not regret it. The two young girls on the right are six years old. The two in the middle are seven and the one on the left is eight. Wow! The girls in this video are known as The Cactus Cuties!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Citizen View Post
    I'm not a Facebook member, and do not care to sign up or log in, as required by the OP's link.

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    Better yet give a link direct to the source material with a fair use excerpt - cut Facebook and the like out of the loop completely.
    You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training.” Archilochus, 650 BC

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    And they would have probably done the Superbowl for free, unlike Christina Aguilara, who effed it up from start to finish for a paycheck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nevada carrier View Post
    And they would have probably done the Superbowl for free, unlike Christina Aguilara, who effed it up from start to finish for a paycheck!
    Yeah, but the folks who think it is their responsibility to set our culture think that we would rather be "entertained" during the national anthem than be moved.

    Um...no.

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    I was moved to tears.
    ‘‘Laws that forbid the carrying of arms... disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.’’ Thomas Jefferson

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    ::sniffle::
    They're cute, they're good.
    I wish I sang half that well & had a quarter of their moxie / self-esteem.

    But I still think that the National Anthem is not (or at least, should not be) a performance; it's a singalong by everyone attending the event, a reaffirmation of united purpose. The range of the song is outside the range of most people - that's why we need a group to sing it.

    Sort of a mini melting pot, those beautiful voices (soprano) with the gruff/hoarse veteran (bass) with the gal who sings in church choir (alto) with the guy who only sings in the shower (tenor) 'cause he really can't carry a tune. And it comes out just like America - lumpy in places, maybe a little rough, but good.

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    One of my favorites - a U.S. Marine (retired) sings from his heart and soul, complete with gravely voice, a seldom heard portion of our National Anthem.

    If this doesn't move you, you don't have a patriotic bone in your body.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0fQd858cRc
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    6 year old Heather Martin sings God Bless America


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