Tenor Anthony Kearns to Sing at the Annual Benefit Dinner for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum

Tenor Anthony Kearns to Sing at the Annual Benefit Dinner for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum

As summer draws to a close, we are soon uponthe 13th anniversary of 9/11/01, a day forever etched in our nation's memory.

Renowned tenor Anthony Kearns, has been asked to sing at the annual benefit dinner for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City on Tues, Sept. 9, 2014.

The 9/11 Memorial Museum opened to the public on May 21, 2014 after a dedication ceremony a few days before with President Obama. Hosted by Chairman and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the evening will pay homage to those who died in the attacks, the heroes, and survivors. It will also commemorate the rebuilding and amazing resilience of New York and its bond with the American people.

We also will be ever-mindful of the lives lost at the Pentagon, and on Flight #93, and the courage shown by all Americans in the aftermath of the attacks.

This year also marks the 200th anniversary of "The Star Spangled Banner," written by Francis Scott Key in 1814. The sight of our flag flying in the dawn's early light above Fort McHenry proved that the American garrison had survived.

Like that night in 1814, those who saw the American flag flying high amid the rubble of the World Trade Center will never forget the feelings of hope and pride it inspired. I imagine Francis Scott Key felt the same as he wrote our beautiful National Anthem.

Mr. Kearn frequently lends his voice to freedom's causes. It is fitting that he sing at this occasion. I have included a few videos of his rendition of The National Anthem and other songs to inspire, as well as a few highlights from his recent performances.

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