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.”