Playing the National Anthem before the 10K on Market Square Day

Playing the National Anthem before the 10K on Market Square Day

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Kevin Kurland started this petition to Portsmouth NH and

Traditionally the Market Square Day 10K run in Portsmouth NH has played the National Anthem before the race start.  However in the last 2 years (2018, 2019) they have refused to play it. I believe the race organizers have done this due to politics and their dislike of the current federal administration.  I believe the National Anthem is above politics and should continue to be played at the opening of the race.   As citizens we need, especially now, a common experience to remind of who we are as a country.  I am a veteran with 25 yrs in the US military and feel that playing the National Anthem is such an experience.

Please sign this petition and work with me to restore it.

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