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WA Dems: The flag, the Star Spangled Banner and the Pledge

The convention opens, as do all conventions, with an invocation, the presentation of the flag, the National Anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance.

The color guard is courtesy of the local Naval Reserve Unit.

National Anthem courtesy of Julia Keefe, who also sang the song when the convention was in Spokane in 2000, and she was 11.

The Spokesman-Review's political team keeps a critical eye on local, state and national politics.