A recent letter made some points suggesting changing our beloved national anthem.
After reading the letter, I sat in my empty kitchen and sang through the wonderful song with visions of patriotism and memories of how wonderful the flag looks, lighted and flapping in a strong breeze.
Whether it comes at a sporting event, national speech, scenes of battles, school yards, it is our flag, and I love to sing the anthem.
I agree some of the notes in my alto voice are a stretch, and you can drop them an octave if necessary. It is very inspiring.
It is also unfortunate that after all these years, we still have to be diligent against the enemies of freedom through our armed forces. But it is a fact of life.
The only change I could vote for or recommend would be a lightening of the warlike lyrics with some subtle changes by a very clever lyricist. I think the scene is more of "fireworks."
"The Star-Spangled Banner" is my anthem, and to me, it stands for America.
Nancy EverettMoss Creek