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FREEDOM’S GATE: Sing It America – A celebration of the National Anthem

Written By | Jul 15, 2015

WASHINGTON, June 15, 2015 – America’s National Anthem the ‘Star Spangled Banner’ is the nation’s patriotic anchor for America national defense according to Sing It America, a national organization dedicated to the celebration of the National Anthem’s Bicentennial Year of Thanksgiving.

On September 14, 2015 on the Washington Mall at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. Americans from every corner of the nation are being encouraged to be a part of the historic gathering. Veterans, member of congress, school children, political leaders, and national speakers will join for a day of non-partisan patriotism as musicians, bands and choirs take part in honoring America’s the historical importance and heritage the National Anthem represents.

Last year, Sing It America, in official partnership with of the government commission Starspangled200 and Friend of Ft McHenry secured passage of U.S. Senate Resolution 550. Resolution 550 designated the period of September 2014 through September 2015 as the year of National Thanksgiving for the Star Spangled Banner.

The senate resolution encouraged, “All state and local governments and the people of the people of the United States to observe this period of thanksgiving with appropriate ceremonies, activities, educational outreach and reflection.”




Joining Standing at Freedom’s Gate host Kevin Fobbs to discuss the importance of the September 14 event for Americans is Selena Owens Communications Director for Sing It America. Owens is also Vice Chair of the Conservative Campaign Committee PAC and author of “The Power Within a Conservative Woman: Engaging America for God Family, and Country.”

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Kevin Fobbs

Kevin Fobbs began writing professionally in 1975. He has been published in the "New York Times," and has written for the "Detroit News," "Michigan Chronicle," “GOPUSA,” "Soul Source" and "Writers Digest" magazines as well as the Ann Arbor and Cleveland "Examiner," "Free Patriot," "Conservatives4 Palin" and "Positively Republican." The former daily host of The Kevin Fobbs Show on conservative News Talk WDTK - 1400 AM in Detroit, he is also a published author. His Christian children’s book, “Is There a Lion in My Kitchen,” hit bookstores in 2014. He writes for Communities Digital News, and his weekly show "Standing at Freedom’s Gate" on Community Digital News Hour tackles the latest national and international issues of freedom, faith and protecting the homeland and heartland of America as well as solutions that are needed. Fobbs also writes for Clash Daily, Renew America and BuzzPo. He covers Second Amendment, Illegal Immigration, Pro-Life, patriotism, terrorism and other domestic and foreign affairs issues. As the former 12-year Community Concerns columnist with The Detroit News, he covered community, family relations, domestic abuse, education, business, government relations, and community and business dispute resolution. Fobbs obtained a political science and journalism degree from Eastern Michigan University in 1978 and attended Wayne State University Law School. He spearheaded and managed state and national campaigns as well as several of President George W. Bush's White House initiatives in areas including Education, Social Security, Welfare Reform, and Faith-Based Initiatives.