Half of America refuses to stand for the national anthem and respect the flag the men and women die for while serving in the military and the other half proudly, patriotically puts their hands over their hearts to express their gratitude to this great nation.
While Colin Kaepernick continued to make headlines for his dissent and “protest” against police and racial discrimination, one singer decided to shut him and his cronies up by fighting back.
Country singer Jennifer Nettles delivered one of the most inspiring and unifying renditions of “The Star-Spangled Banner” that America has witnessed in 2016. And in the video below, you’ll see why she is making Americans like you very proud!
The “Battle at Bristol” which was a big game between University of Tennessee and Virginia Tech. But before the first kick, a group of lauded country music starts including The Band Perry and Kenny Chesney took the stage to perform before the recording-breaking crowd that included more than 150,000 patriots.
But when Jennifer Nettles finally took her spot on the stage, she silence the one hundred and fifty thousand person crowd.
The game, which is held at the Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee set a new NCAA football attendance record with an official crowd of 156,990.
The crowd, which was larger than many small American cities, eagerly awaited for the game to begin – but before the ceremonial kick off, they were ready for the national anthem to sound.
Right before Nettles takes the stage, the announcer says, “Ladies and gentlemen. Please rise and remove your hats and veterans render a hand salute as Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter Jennifer Nettles honors America with our national anthem.”
The crowd roars in applause as the young star stands in the field and prepares her voice to take on the challenging song.
The game, which was held on September 10, 2016, came in the middle of the national anthem controversy started by backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers. Because he decided to remain seated, and later knelt, during the nation anthem, people around the country used him as a symbol of protest – although the self-proclaimed ‘activist’ admitted that he did not cast his vote in the presidential election.
More than a half million people have watched this rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner” by Jennifer Nettles. Here are some of their responses:
“God Bless you for a beautiful rendition of our National Anthem. God bless all our brave men and women and their families who serve this country as proud Americans. This is for every Police/Fire/EMT/1st Responder’s and everyone I may have forgotten to mention I am sorry but God Bless you for helping make America a great country!”
“Am not American, but I noticed that nobody has disliked this video yet! Good for you Americans!”
“Nice. I like mine a little more by the book but I’m getting to be an old dude. BTW as a vet I stand at attention facing the flag and have never saluted.”
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