And we should be proud that Lift Every Voice and Sing is a remarkable anthem for African Americans.
However, there really isn't any reason to substitute one anthem for the other ... especially on this special day -- July 4, 2012. Today is our nation's 236th birthday!
Truth to tell, I'm proud of my country for the growth that has occurred since I was born over half-century ago. In fact, there are times when I get the chills listening to the National Anthem. Two times that are seared into my memory occurred in 1983 (Marvin Gaye) and 1991 (Whitney Houston).
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