Here is something to get you in the Patriotic Mood~ This was performed one year ago.
Intro is about the meaning and importance of the words of this beloved Anthem, and recognizes the 70 + veterans that were present in that hall that day. (Singing starts at 2:16 if you would like to skip intro). I will never forget the most reverent standing ovation I have ever experienced from an audience, which occurred after this piece. It was in the way that the entire audience STOOD all at once and immediately, but no whooping or hollering, just tears and smiles---to acknowledge the veterans and patriotism we all felt in that room at that moment. Pretty special memory.
Happy Independence Day everyone- Be safe this weekend of parades and fireworks and remember what it is all about!
That's my motto!