Below is a video of a graduate from Portland State University. Madisen Hallberg was recording the National Anthem out in downtown Portland for the school’s virtual commencement ceremony when a stranger was walking by and asked if he could sing along with her. The video is a wonderful representation of the harmony we live in, the harmony we should strive to live in, and the harmony I so wish all communities can observe and experience. The stranger was not trying to outdo Madisen but rather sing in unison and indeed even sing to enhance Madisen’s performance. Stories and examples like these show that we can indeed live in perfect harmony and that we are grateful that we are able to have the freedom to express it. As we celebrate our Nation’s Independence, let’s choose to be examples of that harmony. Happy Independence Day!
– Row David