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Louisiana-Lafayette Fans Inspired to Sing Spontaneous National Anthem

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Wednesday, 27 May 2015 05:31 PM Current | Bio | Archive

I'm a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, the Ragin' Cajuns. I was especially proud that local fans sang the National Anthem spontaneously prior to a softball game against Baylor when they were told that there would be no National Anthem before the game. The story and cellphone video footage have spread rapidly through Twitter and Facebook.

Officials thought that since the anthem had been sung before the first NCAA Regional tournament game of the day, which didn't involve the Cajuns, it wasn't necessary to sing it again that night. The fans vociferously disagreed.

The stadium announcer said there was no need for fans to stand up and take their hats off, but the crowd had already begun to rise and sing the anthem. As it turned out, the local team evidently was inspired by the fans: the Cajuns beat the Baylor Bears and moved on to the next round of the NCAA Championship Super Regionals against Auburn.

Cajun Softball Coach Michael Lotief said that hearing the spontaneous anthem gave him "goosebumps," adding that singing the National Anthem before the game started was "the right thing to do."

I totally agree — and my hat's off, too, to the great fans who displayed their patriotic spirit in this very public, truly meaningful way.

The National Motto on our money, "In God We Trust," was also inspired by our National Anthem as I have addressed in numerous published articles on the subject.

About the Author: Mike Fuljenz
Mike Fuljenz is a member of the Newsmax Financial Brain Trust. Click Here to read more of his articles. Mike's books, media appearances and newsletters about gold and rare coins have won Best of the Year awards from the Numismatic Literary Guild and the Press Club of Southeast Texas, and he received the NLG's coveted top honor in 2013, "The Clemy Award."

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I'm a graduate of Louisiana-Lafayette, the Ragin' Cajuns. I was especially proud that local fans sang the National Anthem spontaneously prior to a softball game against Baylor when they were told that there would be no National Anthem before the game.
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