19 News airing National Anthem every morning

19 News will air the national anthem around 3:55 a.m. daily.

19 News airing National Anthem every morning
At WOIO, we are proud of our country. So, we are starting a new tradition of airing the national anthem every day.

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - 19 News is joining our sister Gray Television stations across the nation in airing the “The Star-Spangled Banner” every day beginning Monday June 17.

19 News will air the national anthem around 3:55 a.m. daily.

Inspired by the American flag flying over Fort McHenry the morning after a bombardment, Francis Scott Key wrote the initial verse of the anthem on the back of a letter.

He later completed the four verses which a Baltimore newspaper first published, according to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

A 9-year-old from South Florida named Reina Özbay is the singer.

Reina is a classically trained singer who has been inspiring crowds with her performances since she was 4.

(Source: Reina Ozbay)

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