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Don’t mess with anthem

I find it very interesting – and somewhat humiliating – that top recording artists don’t know the words and music to our most American songs.

At the hugely attended and watched Super Bowl, the first girl didn’t know the words to her song; the second girl felt she had to scream the words and make up her own lyrics.

Why can’t we go back to singing our national songs as they were written and be proud?

Dian Lee

Spokane


 

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