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Our Point of View – Giving the Anthem Back its Voice

NFL fans may have seen a rare defensive game in Super Bowl 53 on Sunday, but the outpouring of support for the performance given when Atlanta native Gladys Knight sang the national anthem was very heartening. The elegant Knight, 74, never looked better. Known as the Empress of Soul, she donned a Grecian-style dress and a tiara and knocked the ball out of the ballpark. Many people, however, tried in vain to coerce her to follow their political views and either turn down the invitation to sing or to make a statement while she sang.
Instead, last week she told Entertainment Tonight, “Atlanta (site of the game) is my home. My background. My family that lifted me up. This is my country. This is my state, my city and I love my country. It’s really as simple as that. I think about the people that fought, and marched, and died, and did all those things for our country. I’m proud to just honor them by singing that anthem.” Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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