The Sweet Call of the National Anthem
By Richard Harwood
July 3, 2013
Last night my family and I attended a Washington Nationals' baseball game only to miss getting to our seats in time for the singing of the national anthem. But as I was waiting outside the ballpark for my daughter to come, something magical happened around me.
It's no secret that I have long rushed to baseball, hockey and other sporting events just to be able to take part in the national anthem, to stand with my right hand placed over my heart. There's something incredibly moving to me about taking part in this civic tradition amid thousands of other people.