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Roseanne Barr's Version of National Anthem Upsets Parents at High School Volleyball Game

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SEAFORD, Del. - Parents and fans were upset that Rosanne Barr's version of the National Anthem from 1990 was played before a girl's volleyball game between Seaford Senior High School and Milford Senior High School on Tuesday night. 

One parent said on Facebook that she was "absolutely disgusted and appalled."

The Seaford School District issued an apology on its website that read, "The Milford School District’s superintendent was contacted Tuesday evening with an apology regarding this incident" and "letters of apology are being sent to Milford School District to be shared with student-athletes, coaches and fans who were known to be in attendance."

In a letter, the superintendent of Seaford School District stated, "in the future, the district will utilize a district-approved version at athletic events."

Rick Norman, a veteran, read the letter from the superintendent and thought it sufficed, but believed young people don't know what the National Anthem means to veterans. 

"We are the freest country in the world and sometimes kids don't see that because of politics and other things," said Norman. "So to me it's important that they understand that because the National Anthem is about respecting our country and our history."

Norman has offered to speak to the team about veterans. He said VFW Post #4961 offers several programs for youth, listed here

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