Mudcat Café message #413910 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #31521   Message #413910
Posted By: Fiolar
09-Mar-01 - 08:30 AM
Thread Name: American National Anthem
Subject: RE: American National Anthem
History is a dead duck as far as many kids are concerned nowadays. In a recent poll carried out on behalf of Abbey National among seven to 16 year olds, sixty percent were unsure what happened in 1066, with 18 percent stating it was the Battle of Waterloo. As for USA forty-four percent thought it meant the "Union States of America." National Anthems used to be honoured and were always stood for. I suppose really that many would regard them now as something from a byegone age and would probably think something by Robbie Williams or Eminem more suitable.