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Letter to the editor- Sing the song the right way

David Mettler
South Lake Tahoe

I agree with Don Landauer’s comments (letter to the editor 10/9/01) regarding the “singing” of the national anthem. The first definition of an anthem according to the American College Dictionary is …. “a hymn, as of praise, devotion, or patriotism.” The “Star Spangled Banner” is not a ballad, love song, pop rock tune, or a country and western song.

To sing or play the national anthem, particularly in these difficult times, in a manner totally removed from the intent of an anthem to me seems wrong.

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