National Anthem

Tom Bergeron Hosts PBS July Fourth Show

Posted on 07/2/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentTom Bergeron loves hosting live TV shows. No surprise, then, to hear him rhapsodize about his upcoming emcee duties for A Capitol Fourth on PBS; it’s a super-sized version of his thrill of choice. “To walk out on that stage on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, in front of hundreds of thousands of people on the National Mall — and knowing you’re being beamed to millions more around the world — is one of the highlights of my …

Take Him Out to the Ball Game

Posted on 01/8/2014 by |Latino Life | Comments

Your LifeJoe Price had just rolled back into town, looking weary but still possessing the excitable manner of a guy who might burst into song at any moment. He had just completed half a year on the road visiting 104 minor league baseball parks in 40 states, where he had sung America’s national anthem to start their games. It was a labor of love and academic duty. Price, who is 64, is a professor of religious studies at L.A.’s Whittier University, …

Using Our Freedom to Make Positive Change

Posted on 07/5/2011 by |Volunteering | Comments

Your LifeAs July 4th came and went yesterday it made me stop and think how similar the correlation is between our country’s deep and storied history and helping others hundreds of years later. I must admit I am extremely patriotic! I cry every time I hear Taps, I always place my hand on my heart when I hear our National Anthem, and I hate to see an American Flag touch the ground. You are now feeling patriotic yourself aren’t you? I think it …