Thursday, February 21, 2008

Guest Blog - The Charlotte Anthem

The lights dimmed, the fans rose and put their hands over their hearts as Ryan & 9 more classmates stepped onto the ice. Then, as one, the classmates sang:

Oh say can you see, By the Dawn's Early Light

What's so proudly we hail, At the twilight's last gleaming

Whose broad stripes & Bright stars, Through the perilous fight.

O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming

And the rocket's red glare(-BOOM!-)

The bomb bursting in air, gave proof through the night

That our flag was still there

Oh, say does that star spangled banner yet wave over the land

of the free & the home of the brave?

Singing the National Anthem at a hockey game was the scariest thing ever for me! What made me even more scared was the fact that for about 5 sec., my face was on the big screen. "I almost fainted," I told my dad. "I was really weak-kneed"

The rest of the game was fun. There were 2 fights and the home team won 4-0(YEAH!!). Emily and I also got to wear our new Charlotte Checkers jerseys to school for going to the game (our school has uniforms, so we were excited).

by Ryan Miller


Anonymous said...

Way to go, Ryan!

Uncle Mike

Jennifer said...

Nice job Ryan!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm proud of you, boy! What a scary thing... can you say American Idol?

Uncle Scott (finally getting caught up on Miller Time!)