My favorite moment of our July 4th occurred at dinner when Sandi Patty's 1986 version of The Star Spangled Banner came over the television...
Mom: Oh! I sang on that.
Dad: I did too.
Shawn and I both look at Dad.
Both of us: You did?!
You had to be there, I guess, but for us who have hardly ever heard him sing, it was impressive.
I found the original version here, where it was played along with a national tribute to the 100th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty:
I love this little snapshot of history, getting a glimpse of our country under Reagan's presidency on the year I was born. I love the patriotism and the insanely high notes. And I love the fact that, somewhere in there, are both of my parents... singing. :)