By now, you have surly heard or seen the story from ABC News, of the woman who recently visited the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., and was coaxed into singing the Star Spangled Banner. In case you missed it, I thought it only appropriate to re-visit that moment on this 4th of July.


Star Swain, an appropriately-named singer, was just one of many tourists visiting the memorial when her travel companion kept coaxing her to sing the national anthem. Star was hesitant at first, but after some persistent badgering, she finally gave in and belted out one of the greatest renditions anyone has ever heard.

Her friend captured the performance on this video, which quickly went viral. Is there a singing career ahead for Star, I sure hope so.