national anthem

September 21, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Rep. John Delaney on National Anthem Protests: “I Don’t Think [It’s] The Right Thing to Do” (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, U.S. Rep. John Delaney addresses the National Anthem protests that have been happening around the country, including in Montgomery County. “They have the right to do this, but I don’t support them doing it,” he said.

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September 16, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 16, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Sept. 16, in Montgomery County: 1. Cheers: A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for the new Brookeville Beer Farm this afternoon. 2. Park It: Montgomery County is celebrating International Parking Day with creative spaces in Bethesda, Silver Spring, Takoma Park and Wheaton. 3. Go Jaguars: Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack […]

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September 15, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Damascus High School Principal Pens Open Letter About National Anthem Protest

The principal of Damascus High School penned an open letter to the community about the recent national anthem protests ahead of Friday’s football game against Watkins Mill High School. Last Friday, Watkins Mill High School football players knelt in protest during the national anthem and are expected to do so again at tomorrow’s game. “Recently, a […]

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September 9, 2016 | Staff Writer

Spirit Players Issue Statement About Owner’s Decision to Play National Anthem Early

The Washington Spirit players have issued a statement following the Sept. 7th match against the Seattle Reign. In the Sept. 9th statement, the players report they did not know about the decision to play the National Anthem early. Read their statement, below: “Dear NWSL community, “We are aware you have concerns over events surrounding our […]

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September 8, 2016 | Staff Writer

Washington Spirit Release Statement About Decision to Play National Anthem Ahead of Schedule

The Washington Spirit has released a statement about the owner’s decision to play the National Anthem ahead of schedule on Wednesday night at the Maryland SoccerPlex. Read the statement in its entirety, below: “In light of Seattle Reign and U.S. Women’s National Team member Megan Rapinoe’s public declaration that she intended to ‘take a knee’ […]

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March 17, 2015 | Phil Fabrizio

On Singing the National Anthem

Percy Houston stepped up to the scorer’s table at midcourt as the attendees’ rose facing west for the National Anthem. Percy began to belt out the anthem then stopped mid stanza – was it for effect or for something more sinister. Those of us on the basketball court at the Xfinity Center for the 4A […]

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February 13, 2015 | Krista Brick

Germantown’s Spark Matsunaga Elementary Students Sing at Wizard’s Game (VIDEO)

Before the Washington Wizards took on the Toronto Raptors, the Safety Patrol group and choir from Spark Matsunaga Elementary School in Germantown and Officer John Johnson MCP School Safety Police Coordinator sang the American and Canadian National Anthems. The performance was part of Safety Patrol Night with the Washington Wizards held at the Verizon Center January 31. “Not […]

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June 17, 2012 | Staff Writer

Erin Willett singing National Anthem at Purple Stride DC

Erin Willett at Purple Stride DC (Video)

Erin Willett sings the National Anthem at the recent Purple Stride DC event to benefit Pancreatic Cancer Research. Listen to her beautiful voice and her thoughts on recently losing her father, Chuck Willett, to pancreatic cancer. This video was shot by her mom, Mary Willett. Learn about Purple Stride DC. Visit Erin Willett’s website.

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