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Spectators should sing anthem at every event

It was a beautiful sound to hear “The Star-Spangled Banner” being sung by hockey fans at the Sabres-Bruins game in Boston last week. I think it should be sung by the fans at all of our sporting events.

It’s great to hear a singer with a good voice sing our anthem. But I feel you can’t compare it to 15,000 fans singing it with tears in their eyes. This song is who we are as a nation. When we sing it, we tell the world who we are, in good times and bad. We show the world that we care and we love our country.

Juris Smiltins

Vietnam veteran

Amherst