Don Wade

Don Wade has been a Memphis journalist since 1998 and he has won awards for both his sports and news/feature writing. He is originally from Kansas City and is married with three sons.

Wade: National anthem never asked to be at every game; maybe it shouldn’t be

By Updated: June 30, 2020 5:55 PM CT | Published: June 30, 2020 5:44 PM CT Subscribers Only
<strong>Demi Lovato sings the national anthem before the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game in Miami Gardens, Fla., on Feb. 2.</strong> (David J. Phillip/Associated Press file)

Demi Lovato sings the national anthem before the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game in Miami Gardens, Fla., on Feb. 2. (David J. Phillip/Associated Press file)

It began as a poem written during the War of 1812. A century later “The Star-Spangled Banner” was our unofficial national anthem. Today, without the social injustice conversation that accompanies it, we might barely notice it at all. 

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