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National Anthem

Woman Slays Singing ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ At Lincoln Memorial

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 06.28.2016 | Good News

Tourists at the Lincoln Memorial were treated to a major performance. A video of a tourist killing it with an impromptu rendition of the national anth...

Canada Parliament Votes To Make National Anthem Gender-Neutral

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 06.06.2016 | World

Canada's Parliament voted overwhelmingly last week to pass a bill aimed at making the country's national anthem gender-neutral. Bill C-210, which pass...

Gay Choir 'Humiliated' During San Diego Padres Game

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 05.23.2016 | Queer Voices

The San Diego Padres apologized to a gay choir, whose members said they were humiliated following a bungled performance of the national anthem before ...

Coach Brings Veterans Onto Court, Teaches Players To Honor National Anthem

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 03.11.2016 | Good News

One coach taught his players a lesson that's worth more than any championship. Buzz Williams, the Virginia Tech men's basketball coach, brought a gro...

The Debate on the Israeli National Anthem

Lev Hakak | Posted 03.07.2016 | Religion
 Lev Hakak

In 1877, Naftali Herts (Herz) Imber (Galicia, 1856 - New York, 1909), a young man in his early twenties, authored a Hebrew poem called "Our Hope". The...

Watch Sofía Vergara Adorably Struggle To Remember One Key U.S. Fact

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 02.11.2016 | Latino Voices

Sofía Vergara impressively got a perfect score on her U.S. citizenship test, (seriously, that’s better than how some people born in the United Stat...

Super Bowl Prop Bets and Pregame Show Predictions

Carey Beth Elder | Posted 02.04.2016 | Sports
Carey Beth Elder

There are hundreds of prop bets you can make and during the Super Bowl. Beginning with what fans will wear, how long will it take to sing the national...

The Rise and Rise of Caroline D'Amore

Kenyth Mogan | Posted 01.08.2016 | Entertainment
Kenyth Mogan

Caroline D'Amore was born and raised in sunny Southern California, but she's not your run-of-the-mill California Girl. A mix of old-Hollywood glamor with new Hollywood hunger, the girl's got chops.

Adorable Kid Battles Through Hiccups While Singing National Anthem

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 11.22.2015 | Weird News

A little boy adorably battled through the hiccups while singing the Australian national anthem before a baseball game. Seven-year-old Ethan Hall was p...

World Exclusive - Dr. 'Young Lōc' Ben Carson REMIX Campaign Ad Feat. 'MC Candy' (AUDIO)

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 11.09.2015 | Politics
Morris W. O'Kelly

Fresh off her rousing, soulful performance of the Star-Spangled Banner; MC Candy drops the lyrics on the remix to the Dr. Ben Carson 'rap' campaign ad. Produced by Mr. Mo'Kelly.

A Life in America Without Religious Freedom

DaShanne Stokes | Posted 09.24.2015 | Religion
DaShanne Stokes

They say that America is the land of the free. It's a principle upon which our nation was built, enshrined in the First Amendment and the national anthem taught in schools. But as I hiked into the woods to find a place to hide my sacred eagle feathers out of fear of being arrested, I wondered how free we really are.

T-Pain Singing Without Auto-Tune Is Surprisingly Wonderful

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 09.02.2015 | Entertainment

T-Pain, rapper best known for his excessive use of auto-tune and spending life on a boat, shocked us all this week when he proved he could actually si...

National Anthem Coast to Coast Sing-a-Long: Celebrating Citizenship on September 11, 2015

Mia Toschi | Posted 08.19.2015 | Education
Mia Toschi

Each year, schools struggle with what to do on September 11. Some teachers choose to do nothing. Other educators address 9/11 as part of United States history. While many teachers hold a moment of silence in honor of the heroes and victims.

Teen With Autism Sings A Wonderful Rendition Of The National Anthem

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 08.18.2015 | Sports

Christopher Duffley came into the world prematurely at only one pound and 12 ounces. His premature birth left him blind, and his parents would later d...

And the Banner Yet Waves

Stampp Corbin | Posted 07.13.2016 | Black Voices
Stampp Corbin

The flag was not ripped down, it was ceremoniously lowered, furled and taken to a museum of Confederate relics. The ceremony itself was the final insult to every African American in the United States. There was no shame displayed as the flag was taken down, simply honor.

Stop Calling It Bastille Day!

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 07.11.2016 | World
Sidonie Sawyer

When I arrived in the States, around my first month of July in New York, people were talking to me and asking me about Bastille Day. And I was like: "What is Bastille Day?"

Mary Tankersley's Declaration of Independence: Childhood Cancer and a Message of Courage and Freedom

Jonathan Agin | Posted 07.06.2016 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

Some moments in life provide such extraordinary images of courage and hope that they demand to be celebrated. The 4th of July provides the perfect backdrop to acknowledge the sacrifices of so many that gave so much to provide the freedoms that we enjoy in this country.

Yankee Doodle Polling: Public Opinion on Patriotism

Kathleen Weldon | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics
Kathleen Weldon

Public opinion polls confirm what foreign observers have often noted: Americans are a very patriotic people. But what does patriotism mean to the U.S. public, and how tightly is the ideal bound to its symbols?

Father's Day: Remembering the LIFE of a Dad Who Died Young

Peter Mandel | Posted 06.17.2016 | Fifty
Peter Mandel

When someone says the word "bravery" out loud it sounds like it's from a book on noblemen or knights. I can almost hear the clank of sword on shield. Call it medieval if you want, but I believe in trying to be brave.

What a Difference 25 Years Makes

Jacquie Jordan | Posted 06.04.2016 | Media
Jacquie Jordan

When Roseanne Barr sang the National Anthem at a 1990 San Diego Padres baseball game, no one seemed to remember she was a comedienne. It was career suicide for the Primetime Network Queen.

Damian McGinty Knocks It Out of the Park with Stunning Performance of National Anthem

Pam Stucky | Posted 05.29.2016 | Entertainment
Pam Stucky

He may be from Northern Ireland, but Damian McGinty (Glee, Celtic Thunder) knocked it out of the park (pun intended) the first time he performed the U.S. national anthem, before an audience of 30,000!

Let's Stop Using the National Anthem at Sporting Events

Alan Colmes | Posted 05.04.2016 | Politics
Alan Colmes

Jamie Foxx is being heavily criticized for his performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Saturday night's fight. How about stopping this false display of patriotism altogether? What does two people beating the bejesus out of each other have to do with "the rockets red glare" and "bombs bursting in air"?

J.J. Watt Stuns 12-Year-Old National Anthem Singer, Wins The Night

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.22.2015 | Sports

When defensive end J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans isn't wowing us with feats of physical prowess, he seems to be having a good time. Tuesday night...

Blind Teen With Cerebral Palsy Sings Show-Stopping National Anthem

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 04.08.2015 | Teen

Marlana VanHoose, who has cerebral palsy and was born blind, can sing like a Grammy Award-winning superstar. The 18-year-old, from Denver, Kentucky...

Six-Year-Old Wisconsin Girl Completely Crushes The National Anthem

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.03.2015 | Parents

This girl has some serious vocal chords. At a recent high school basketball game, 6-year-old Liamani Segura of Racine, Wisconsin, bravely stood up...