I don't think I can ever get through singing or listening to our national anthem without getting teary or crying. (I am always at least teary by the line, "Oh say does that star-spangled banner yet wave..." ) I love that song.
I just watched Lady Antebellum's rendition from last night's Jets/Dallas game (which DS attended). He really wanted to go to a game on 9/11 b/c he knew there would be lots of tributes, etc.
I always get teary-eyed too. I agree that Fergie did a horrible job. I'm a Black-Eyed Peas fan and a Fergie fan but she, like so many other stars, tried to redo the song and make it "her own." Just sing it already!
As others said, Fergie was awful! However, normally yes, I do get very teary eyed, especially when my class sings along with the recording on the loud speaker. Lady Antebellum's performance was wonderful. I did cry while watching.
I love most of the patriotic songs, too. I disagree that another song should be the anthem, though. No way!! I love our anthem!!
Aliryan = there is a town in NJ ("down the shore," as we say) that is called Sea Girt.
ETA: What I really like about the Lady Antebellum rendition from Sunday's game is that they didn't introduce them before hand - it went right from "Taps" to the bagpipes to the anthem. I think it's great that the band (trio?) didn't feel the need to have their names spoken at that time.
The anthem seems to get to me even more when it is sung by children, especially chorus groups that sing it in harmony. When my class sings a patriotic song after the morning flag salute, I almost can't even sing with them, I am usually too choked up.
anonymouse: My best friend stands too, even when she is in her own home. It kind of pushes anyone else that is there to stand up too.