I am 87 years old and have lived a long and full life in this land called “America the Beautiful.”
Even with its many ups and downs, rights and wrongs, moments of national pride and shame, it is still way ahead of whoever is in second place.
My most memorable, inspiring and chilling moment of patriotism was hearing and seeing Whitney Houston sing the national anthem at Super Bowl XXV in 1991.
To help counter the anti-America sentiment on college campuses today, which bothers me greatly, this sentimental old fool would like to suggest that all colleges be compelled to play her rendition of the national anthem before every commencement exercise. Is this too much to ask or is it too late?
GERALD A. DUBROC