That some American citizens refuse to sing, stand, or acknowledge “Star Spangled Banner” is surprising to most Brits, who would love such an emotive national song. The message of hope and unity never fails to deliver.
2. The United States of America: “Star Spangled Banner”
“La Marseillaise is ridiculously stirring,” declares our next thread leader. “Whenever I see the scene in Casablanca where the patrons of Rick's Cafe drown out the Nazis by singing La Marseillaise, I can't help singing along at the top of my lungs.”
“I am from the U.S., but I like Canada's national anthem more,” says a contributor. Those Canadians maybe feel the same as I do about our shared dirge-like British national anthem, so who can blame them for adding a new one?