President Trump wished the nation a happy National Anthem Day, and his favorite news channel honored the occasion by showing how to respond when “The Star Spangled Banner” is played.
The hosts of Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” welcomed the West Point Band Vocal Trio on Saturday to perform the national anthem while the president also tweeted a message.
Happy National Anthem Day! https://t.co/cf1eugMbKU
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 3, 2018
Co-host Pete Hegseth gave some background for the day, pointing out that “The Star Spangled Banner” was declared the national anthem on March 3, 1931 by President Herbert Hoover.
The anthem has become a point of contention over the last year as protesting NFL football players and others have clashed with patriots over standing during the song. Trump has repeatedly slammed the league and players for disrespecting the U.S. flag and the anthem.
During the “Fox & Friends” segment, Master Sgt. MaryKay Messenger shared that the anthem is her “favorite song to sing,” noting how everyone at West Point “honors it so wonderfully.”
“It’s definitely one of our greatest privileges as soldiers in the United States of America,” she said.
The trio then broke into a stirring rendition of the nation’s anthem, as each of the Fox News hosts stood with hands over their hearts for the performance.
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