Friday, May 14, 2010

That Star Spangled Banner yet Waves

So, last night was Commencement here at A&M. As my previous post explained, Gen Patreous was the commencement speaker. More moving for me than his speech was the National Anthem. We've all been to or seen and sometimes unfortunately heard MultiPlatinum Grammy Award Winning Recording Artist "Whosie Whatsherface" butcher the National Anthem in the name of "Making it her own". What a load of poo! IT is not theirs to make it their own it is the countries. That means yours and mine. I'm old enough to remember going to games with Dad and singing the National Anthem. It was a matter of pride and respect. Well, at last night ceremony, when the Director of Choral Activities @ Texas A&M sang the National Anthem, the entire crowd sang. Not mumbled through it in pretense of singing but rang out loud. Pretty much right on par with singing The Spirit of Aggieland. Anyone who has ever been to a sporting event with the Fightin Texas Aggies involved knows just how loud that gets. Yet the National Anthem ranked right up there with it last night. That brought tears to my eyes, and I am not at all ashamed to admit it.

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