I've heard from several that the rendition of the national anthem is terrible, something I already knew because I listened to it before posting it here. Sorry about that, but I can't change it. But I would like to add an update with new links at the end of this story.
There is an email going around with a picture of Senator Barack Obama, Governor Bill Richardson, Senator Hillary Clinton and Ruth Harkin standing on a platform during the singing of the national anthem. Obama is the only person standing with his hands clasped instead of with his right hand over his heart, as is the American custom to show proper respect when the national anthem is played.
I located a video that relates to the photo.
One would think that a man who is running for President, the highest office in the United States of America, would show proper respect for our flag.
But then, one would think that a nation that has been so wonderfully blessed would show proper respect for God.
UPDATE: I want to add some links for this story because there have been a number of questions emailed to me. Originally, I found the video at snopes.com. (That video stopped working, so I changed it to one from YouTube.) Snopes is good about tracking down rumors, but possibly even they aren't perfect, so I did some more research and found the photo in question was published in the