National anthem controversies

Published On: Jun 14 2013 12:37:08 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 27 2014 07:21:29 AM CDT

Aaron Lewis of Staind bungled the second line of the national anthem before Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday. Take a look at these renditions of the national anthem that have drawn controversy.

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Aaron Lewis of Staind bungled the second line of the national anthem before Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday. He began correctly with "What so proudly we hailed," but instead of finishing with "at the twilight's last gleaming" he sang "were so gallantly streaming." Those words appear later in the song. In an apology posted online, he said, "My nerves got the best of me and I am completely torn up about what happened."

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