Scott Helfinstine wrote and created this tribute -
Scott wanted to thank the following people:
Special thanks to wife Nancy.
Pictures - Chief Darrell Willis and daughters Kimmy and Courtney
Musicians and vocalists - Bob and Julie Huch and Bob Donaldson
Audio - Jeff Robertson and Zack Drake of Big Picture Video
Inspiration - Hotshots everywhere, especially son Luke
Nope, you've probably never heard the Star-Spangled Banner sung quite like this before. But, it's gutsy and comes from the heart. After columnist Bill Press commented, "The Star-Spangled Banner is stupid and embarrassing," the band, Madison Rising, decided to do something about it.
Comedian Daniel Tosh's statement that, "No one has the Star-Spangled Banner on their iPod," didn't change their mission.
"Let's show Press and Tosh - ane everyone else - that we still believe in this country and our national anthem," the band says in a WND article. "This band is on a mission to not only make great music, but also send a messager that American culture is alive and well." They want to get to 5,000,000 views by July 4, and have issued the Star-Spangled Challenge to that effect.
A great message for Memorial Day and beyond. Turn up your speakers (or down!) and enjoy.
The House Oversight and Reform Committee hears testimony on Benghazi. Congressman Paul Gosar from Arizona LD4 is a member of that committee.
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