The traditions of a nation are very important and the anthem written by Francis Scott Key in the early days of our nation should always be revered.
— Lee Greenwood

There is no greater honor than the one received by athletes the moment they see the raised flag of their country at the highest level, and when they hear their national anthem inundating every corner of the stadium and reaching the ends of the earth.
Voula Patoulidou anthem quote

And now we have the formalities over, we'll have the National Anthems.
— Brian Moore

You will be pleased to know I stand obediently for the national anthem, though of course I would defend your right to remain seated should you so decide.
— Ira Glasser

All you hear Catholics turning out these days are pop versions of the old Protestant anthems.
— anthem quotation by Richard Morris