Quest to sing ‘National Anthem’ in all 50 states ends in Nashville

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A woman who made it her mission to sing “The National Anthem” in all 50 states will complete her nationwide goal with a performance at LP Field for the final Tennessee Titans preseason game.

Known as the “National Anthem Girl,” Janine Stange will make history by singing the “Star-Spangled Banner” in Nashville prior to the Tennessee Titans vs. Minnesota Vikings game on August 28.

With only two states left on her list, Stange will mark Hawaii as her 49th as she performs aboard the USS Missouri in Pearl Harbor on August 22.

At each event, Stange sets up a table that provides blank “thank you” cards for attendees to write personal messages of appreciation for deployed military serviceman and veterans. The letters then go into an Operation Gratitude military care package.

Stange has performed at hundreds of events, but made it her personal mission to sing the anthem in all 50 states by the 200th anniversary of the song, which is next month.

The anniversary, “Star-Spangled Spectacular,” will be celebrated at Fort McHenry in Baltimore on September 14, where Francis Scott Key was inspired to write the poem that became our national anthem, and is set to be opened with Stange’s performance.

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