Clay Aiken Celebrates His Country and his Alma Mater!


Are you a fan of basketball?  Are you a fan of Clay Aiken?  If you say yes to either of these questions and you live close to Raleigh, North Carolina, you are in luck.

Tonight, there is a special charity basketball game for the Richard J. Murphy Memorial Scholarship. The game will be played at the Leesville Road High School gymnasium on Thursday, June 14 at 6:30 p.m…AND…Clay Aiken will be singing the National Anthem before the game.

So…get yourself to Leesville Road High School and enjoy a great game of basketball.  And hearing Clay sing the Star Spangled Banner…well, no one sings it better than Clay!

Be sure and check back after 6:30pm.  Hopefully there will be some pictures and mentions about Clay’s appearance…As soon as we have anything, we will post it right here!

People across the United States celebrate Flag Day on June 14 each year to honor the United States flag and to commemorate the flag’s adoption. Also known as the “Stars and Stripes” or “Old Glory,” the first American flag was approved by the Continental Congress on June 14, 1777. In 1818, after 5 more states joined the Union, Congress passed legislation fixing the number of stripes at 13 and requiring that the number of stars equal the number of states.

Many people in the United States honor this day by displaying the American flag at homes and public buildings. Other popular ways of observing this holiday include: flag-raising ceremonies; Flag Day services; school quizzes and essay competitions about the American flag; musical salutes; street parades; and awards for special recognition.

Here are just a few “flag facts”

Betsy Ross was a seamstress who made clothes for George Washington. In June, 1776, Washington approached her to make the country’s first flag and the rest is history.

Francis Scott Key Inspired by the British bombardment of Fort McHenry, Francis Scott Key penned the lyrics to our national anthem as he witnessed the event as British rockets whizzed in the air while our American Flag flew in the breeze.

Did you Know?    If you like to study flags, then you are a Vexillologist!

Is Clay Aiken celebrating Flag Day?  Well, he is singing the National Anthem today.  Being a man who seems to be interested in history, I bet he remembers the day.

Does your country have a Flag Day? 

If so, please share with us.  I always enjoy learning about traditions in other places in the world.



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8 thoughts on “Clay Aiken Celebrates His Country and his Alma Mater!

  1. You are so right!!!! Nobody sings Our National Anthem better than Clay – how blessed Leesville Road High is to have him there!

    Thank you for all of the flag information – Flag Day was a big thing when I was growing up in Pa.
    We always had the big flag on our front porch on that day and any other time that was a special
    holiday – along with parades and services.

  2. As I said before, I sure wish I lived in Raleigh! I'd be there in a heartbeat! Let's hope we get some clack from those that are attending! Nothing like hearing him sing LIVE!!

  3. What a beautiful America song sung by beautiful clay, looking forward to seeing more pics and videos of Clay, wish i could be there also, God bless him. Thanks musicfan.

  4. A bit of info about Canada's flag – February 15 is National Flag of Canada Day. It marks the day in 1965 when our red and white maple leaf flag was first raised over Parliament Hill in Ottawa, and hundreds of communities across Canada. Red and white were designated as Canada's official colours in 1921 by King George V.

  5. I would love to be in Raleigh. I love to hear Clay sing the SSB. Thanks for the wonderful video of God Bless the USA. Fantastic!

  6. I do hope we are able to hear Clay sing the SSB. He does such a wonderful job of singing it. He is involved in many activities that benefit the area where he lives.

  7. happy flag day i sure wold have loved to live where clay lives and hear and see clay sing the star spangled banner thanks m usic fan for the video

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