The Star Spangled Banner: Song Analysis

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"The Star-Spangled Banner" has made its way into tradition since the 1900's for the National sports to play before a game begins honoring our country and the people who have served it. Therefore when the quarterback of the 49ers, Colin Kaepernick did not stand when the song was played people wondered why and some support him while others were against him. "I cannot stand and sing the anthem. I cannot salute the flag. I know I am a black man in a white world," wrote Jackie Robinson in his autobiography. Why would someone salute and honor the flag that represents a country that people like Kaepernick feel "hasn’t always fully embraced them" states the article "In The 'Land Of The Free' Are Free To Sit Out The National Anthem?". Multiple other

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