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Karla's Kolumn: Defending the national anthem


September 30, 2017

It’s about time people started defending the national anthem. I know you’re a bit puzzled by that statement.

But not that long ago, in fact right after 9/11, despite all the patriotism across the country, there was a movement to change the national anthem from the “Star Spangled Banner” to “God Bless America.” There was no outcry about the importance of the national anthem or the words to the “Star Spangled Banner.”

The outcry was regarding religion and people not wanting God to be a part of the national anthem. They weren’t necessarily defending the national anthem or sp...

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