Have You Seen This? Minor national anthem

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SALT LAKE CITY — "The Star-Spangled Banner" has been sung by almost everyone in America with a voice since it was made the national anthem in 1931. And it’s become an outward expression to symbolize what the United States stands for in its relatively short period of existence.

And although petitions have been created to change the anthem, the popular song remains.

Hundreds, if not thousands, have tried to take the nation’s anthem and make it their own. However, the song is extremely difficult and is a challenge for even professional singers ... for some high school bands. But a perfectly executed rendition of the anthem can bring tears to the eyes of even the grumpiest of people.

We’ve all heard the song, and it’s probably as familiar as “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.” But what if this famous tune were altered from its major key to a minor key? Beyond the heresy and the witch hunt that will likely ensue, the song may actually sound decent.

YouTube user Chase Holfelder did just that. He created a minor rendition of the national anthem. And it’s actually not too bad.

Should we now allow this rendition to be sung before every sporting event? It would certainly get people’s attention.

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