I grew up hearing the American National Anthem, and the one thing we always knew about Americans~They were "Really" Patriotic. Everyone stood for the Anthem, the Flag was respected, everyone spoke English, and that was just for starters.
Over the years things have been changing, and while change may be a good thing, it is not always the case. People now burn and stomp on their flag, there are restrictions on displaying it in public, everyone has their own language, and the anthem has been chopped and mixed up into things not always recognizable. Lately there are those who say America is no longer a World Leader. Hmmmm...could there be a relationship here?
Admittedly, it is a sad world we are living in, however, every once-in-a-while, something "encouraging" comes along that makes the ears perk up and brings a tear to the eye. This is one of them. The explanation with the video below states:
Every night of the All State Choir conference at about 11pm,
everyone comes out to the balconies of the 18 story Hyatt hotel
to sing the National Anthem...
This is the "Spirit of America" that used to reverberate around the world~let's pray that it never dies! May G-d Bless America and Keep Her Strong!
* Here is the story at the Denver Channel...
The Kentucky All State Choir (Hyatt Hotel~Louisville 2013)~Wow!