This year our youngest grandson started playing the trumpet in one of the best middle school band programs in southern California. Last week we attended their end of the year concert and we were treated to a medley of the Marine, Army, Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard hymns. During each hymn the conductor ask current and former members of each branch to stand and be recognized for their service during their branch hymn. The energy and the applause built and the medley culminated with an inspired rendition of the National Anthem. I didn’t notice anyone struggling to play or sing the Anthem though I did notice several of us chocking up and even a few tears flowing.