To: President Donald Trump, The United States House of Representatives, and The United States Senate

Make 'America the Beautiful' Our National Anthem

It is important to remember hopes and dreams of Americans past, present and those of the future. It is with this concern that "America the Beautiful" be nominated to become our national anthem in place of the "Star Spangled Banner".

Why is this important?

Main issue: The 'Star Spangled Banner', while stirring, is primarily directed towards a symbol of our nation as opposed to the substance of America and it's dreams. As well:
1) America the Beautiful is easier to sing for most people, and is much more melodic and poetic.
2) In a time of terrible fighting with more dangerous weaponry, think it is time to stop singing lustily of "bombs bursting in air" and consider "Oh beautiful for patriot dream that sees beyond the years..."

On the day of 9/11, I was teaching music and asked my students to sing some of the songs of the US; we did not have a piano to accompany us, but the students sang quietly and reverently several of our patriotic songs. I thought then, as I think now, that our nation needed a better anthem than one which is primarily associated with football games.

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Reasons for signing

  • Please reopen all schools, bars & restaurants, shops & malls, personal services, parks & recreation centers, Sports spectators, activities and large parties & gatherings, weddings & marriages and other services. Economy & Jobs, Religious Facilities, Live Entertainment. Returning back to all cities, countries and all states around the world. Road to reopening your small businesses and economy recovery, Reopen all indoor & outdoor dining, slowly getting things back to normal.
  • The Star-Spangled Banner is a wonderful patriotic song, that depicts an important moment in the history of the nation, but America the Beautiful is a better representative of our nation itself, in the present day and moving forward.
  • America the Beautiful celebrates the breadth of our country and calls to our higher ideals of brotherhood.