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Abe students put forth 'Banner' effort
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Photo submitted Mrs. Tschanzs third-grade class at Abraham Lincoln Accelerated Learning Academy prepares to sing the Star Spangled Banner during class time. Students at the Monroe elementary school have spent the past two weeks taking an in-depth look at the national anthem and will sing around the flagpole outside the school at 9 a.m. Monday, which is National Anthem Day.
MONROE - Stop reading this and sing the "Star Spangled Banner." Did you remember the lyrics? Did you end up humming somewhere after "by the dawn's early light?" If you're like 61 percent of Americans, you couldn't sing the entire national anthem. Worse, only 15 percent of our youth can sing all the words, according to statistics from the National Association for Music Education.