A new act just announced is coming to this year's South Shore Airshow and will officially begin festivities but it does not leave the ground. Yet, according to her website she is the first person to ever attempt it. "She" is Janine Stange the self-proclaimed National Anthem Girl, a Long Island, New York native who is on a mission to sing the National Anthem in all 50 states by September 14th--the song's 200th anniversary.
Speros A. Batistatos, president and CEO of the South Shore CVA says, “Air shows are traditionally held to aid military recruiting efforts...with the additions of military displays and military demonstration teams, the South Shore Air Show is a great event showcasing patriotism and support for our military.”
Stange’s rendition of the national anthem will kick off the Friday night Twilight Show on Friday, July 11.
In addition to her performance, Stange will be setting up a table to offer air show attendees the opportunity to fill out blank thank you cards to express gratitude for our military to be included in care packages assembled by Operation Gratitude, a nonprofit organization that sends more than 150,000 care packages annually to veterans, first responders, wounded warriors, caregivers and to individually named U.S. service members deployed overseas.
The South Shore Air Show will be presented at Fair Oaks Farms, a 33,000 acre attraction in Newton County, July 11 through July 13. In addition to Stange’s performance and military displays, air show attendees will enjoy breathtaking aerial acrobatics, Fair Oaks Farms attractions, a beer garden and food and novelty vendors.
To learn more about Janine Stange and her journey to perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” in all 50 states, visit http://www.nationalanthemgirl.org. To watch a video of Stange performing “The Star-Spangled Banner,” visit http://bit.ly/1ouOj27. For more information on the South Shore Air Show, visit www.southshoreairshow.com.