Star Spangled Banner


Ronald Young’s mission is to bring back the melody and meaning of our national anthem. Turn up your speakers and enjoy this heartfelt version of the Star Spangled Banner. If you agree we need to “take back” our National Anthem, share this video with everyone!

Ron’s A Capella Version of the Star Spangled Banner (Video)

Symphony of Hope Benefit Concert (Video)

On 10/25/14 one of the items on my bucket list was fulfilled - singing the National Anthem with a symphony orchestra. For the Symphony of Hope Benefit concert the Oklahoma University Symphony orchestra with Benjamin Nilles, conductor, and Kyle Dillingham, violin soloist, came to Grove, Oklahoma. As the master of ceremonies for the evening it was my joy to sing the National Anthem with this very special group of talented musicians.

Singing the National Anthem at Tulsa University (Video)

This is my performance at the Tulsa University Homecoming Football Game, Tulsa, OK, on 10/22/12. Even though I was introduced as “Roy Young,” I can assure you that I was the one singing. It was a red letter day in my life and I am happy to share it with you.

Singing the National Anthem with Jana Jae (Video)

I hope you enjoy this video of myself and Jana Jae and our rendition of The Star Spangled Banner.

Ron's National Anthem Events

#97 – 11/15/17 - Graveside Military Service for Leslie “Bill” Lookingbill – Seminole, OK

#96 – 11/5/17 - Veteran’s Day Service - First Assembly of God Church - Miami, OK

#95 – 10/26/17 - PEO Yearly party - Campbell Paint Horse Ranch - south of Grove, OK

#94 – 10/1/17 - Folds of Honor Golf Tournament, Shangri-La Golf Club - Monkey Island, OK

#93 – 9/30/17 - Bridges of Hope Benefit Concert with the Southeast Kansas Symphony Orchestra. Also, served as the MC, First Baptist Church - Grove, OK

#92 – 9/17/17 - Inaugural Har-Ber Village Charity Golf Tournament, Patricia Island Golf Club – Grove, OK

#91 – 9/10/17 - “Lest We Forget” Golf Tournament, Patricia Island Golf Club - Grove, OK

#90 – 9/3/17 - Labor Day Fireworks display at the Monkey Island Airport, The Landings – Monkey Island, OK

#89 – 8/19/17 - Cars For Critters for Second Chance Pet Rescue of Grand Lake, Grove Civic Center – Grove, OK

#88 – 7/4/17 - 4th of July Festivities in St Andrews Harbor - Monkey Island, OK

#87 – 7/3/17 - 4th of July Celebration, Wolf Creek Boat Ramp – Grove, OK

#86 – 7/3/17- 6:00 PM - The Coves Golf Club - Performed the National Anthem for 4th of July festivities

#85 – 7/3/17 - 4th of July Festivities, Har-Ber Village - Grove, OK

#84 - 7/2/17 - Mike & Harriette Long Family 4th of July Cookout – Monkey Island, OK

#83 - 6/23/17 - Grand Opening of the Shangri-la Hotel – Monkey Island, OK

#82 - 5/27/17 - Jake’s Event, to teach certain outdoor sports to young people, Outdoor Community Event - south of Grove, OK

#81 - 3/10/17 - VIP Night at the Grand Lake Boat Show, Grove Civic Center - Grove, OK

#80 - 2/20/17 - The Grand Lake Newcomers of Grove, Cowskin Event Center – Grove, OK

#79 - 1/5/17 - Lion’s Club Luncheon – Vinita, OK

#78 - 10/30/16 - Democratic fish fry for Mike Shambaugh, candidate for Delaware County Sherriff, Community Center - Jay, OK

#77 - 10/27/16 - Delaware County Democratic Forum for the Sheriff’s debate, NTE Center - Little Kansas, OK

#76 – 10/15/16 - Wedding reception for Bill & Betty Lookingbill, the Conference Room of the Honey Creek Resort & Motel – Grove, OK

#75 — 10/13/16 - Delaware County Democratic Forum for the Sheriff’s debate , Community Center – Grove, OK

#74 – 10/2/16 – Folds of Honor Golf Tournament, Shangri-La Golf Club - Monkey Island, OK

#73 – 9/27/16 - Delaware County Democratic Democrat’s meeting at the Community Center - Jay, OK

#72 – 8/30/16 - Delaware County Democratic Women’s meeting at Charlie’s Chicken Restaurant - Grove, OK

#71 – 7/4/16 - 4th of July Hootenanny, Community event - south of Grove, OK

#70 – 7/4/16 - 4th of July Festivities, Har-Ber Village - Grove, OK .

#69 – 7/3/16 - 4th of July Celebration, Wolf Creek Boat Ramp – Grove, OK

#68 – 7/3/16 - 4th of July Festivities, The Coves Golf Club - Afton, OK

#67 – 7/2/16 - 4th of July Festivities in St Andrews Harbor - Monkey Island, OK

#66 - 6/11/16 - Jake’s Event to teach certain outdoor sports to young people, Outdoor Community Event - south of Grove, OK

#65 - 6/10/16 - Citizenship Brunch to honor Victor Syrmis on becoming a new citizen of the United States of America. - Phoenix, AZ

#64 – 5/6/16 - Precision Machine Golf Tournament Patricia Island Golf Club - Grove, OK

#63 – 4/15/16 – Ground-breaking ceremony for the new Shangri-la Hotel – Monkey Island, OK

#62 – 4/11/16 – Ground-breaking ceremony for the Grove High School Performing Arts Center - Grove, OK

#61 – 3/18/16 - VIP Night at the Grand Lake Boat Show, Grove Civic Center - Grove, OK

#60 – 3/7/16 - Flag raising ceremony to celebrate the new flag pole – Rotary Veteran’s Park - Grove, OK

#59 – 2/1/16 —Tulsa Boat Show. River Spirit Expo Square - Tulsa, OK

#58 – 1/22/16 – The 2015 Police Awards Banquet, Church of the Shepherd – Grove, OK

#57 – 10/24/15 - Bridges of Hope Benefit Concert with the Oklahoma City University Symphony Orchestra. Also, served as the MC, First Baptist Church - Grove, OK

#56 – 10/4/15 - Folds of Honor Golf Tournament, Shangri-La Golf Club - Monkey Island, OK

#55 – 9/13/15 - “Lest We Forget” Golf Tournament at Patricia Island Golf Club - Grove, OK

#54 – 8/22/15 - Barbecue and Barn Dance, Campbell Paint Horse Ranch - south of Grove, OK

#53 – 8/21/15 - Baseball game between the Tulsa Drillers and the Midland, Texas Rockhounds, ONEOK Field - Tulsa, OK

#52 – 7/13/15 - The GLOC Performance Boat Shoot Out, on board a boat on Grand Lake, off shore from Royal Bay at Sailboat Bridge - Grove, OK

#51 – 7/4/15 - 4th of July Hootenanny, Community event - south of Grove, OK

#50 – 7/4/15 – 4th of July Festivities, The Coves Golf Club - Afton, OK

#49 – 7/4/15 – 4th of July Festivities, Har-Ber Village - Grove, OK

#48 – 7/4/15 - 4th of July Festivities in St Andrews Harbor - Monkey Island, OK

#47 – 7/3/15 - 4th of July Celebration at the Wolf Creek Boat Ramp – Grove, OK

#46 – 5/16/15 — Jake’s Event to teach certain outdoor sports to young people, Outdoor Community Event - south of Grove, OK

#45 – 4/17/15 - Oklahoma Federation of Democratic Women meeting at the Embassy Suites - Oklahoma City, OK

#44 – 10/25/14 – Bridges of Hope Benefit Concert with the Oklahoma City University Symphony Orchestra, First Baptist Church. Also, served as the MC - Grove, OK. Click photo to enlarge.

#43 – 10/12/14 – SNAG (Starting New at Golf) – 9-hole golf event for the end of the YMCA summer youth golf program, Patricia Island Golf Club - Grove, OK

#42 – 10/5/14 –- Folds of Honor Golf Tournament, Shangri-La Golf Club - Monkey Island, OK

#41 – 9/8/14 – “Lest We Forget” Golf Tournament at Patricia Island Golf Club - Grove, OK

#40 – 8/8/14 – “Swing for Pink Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks” Golf Tournament at Patricia Island Golf Club - Grove, OK

#39 – 7/4/14 – 4th of July Festivities, Har-ber Village - Grove, OK

#38 – 7/3/14 – 4th of July Celebration, Wolf Creek Boat Ramp – Grove, OK

#37 – 5/25/14 - Silver Anniversary of National Tap Dance Day, Arts 5th Avenue. Also, tap danced with Gracey Tune - Ft Worth, TX

#36 – 5/17/14 - Jake’s Event to teach certain outdoor sports to young people, Outdoor Community Event - south of Grove, OK

#35 – 5/9/14 - The Democratic Indian Taco Dinner, Community Center - Grove, OK

#34 – 2/28/14 - VIP Night at the Grand Lake Boat Show, Grove Civic Center - Grove, OK

#33 - 10/10/13 - Lion’s Club Luncheon – Vinita, OK

#32 – 9/8/13 – “Lest We Forget” Golf Tournament at Patricia Island Golf Club - Grove, OK

#31 – 7/5/13 – Monkey Island Fireworks Display, Airport - Monkey Island, OK

#30 – 7/4/13 – 4th of July Hootenanny, Community event - South of Grove, OK

#29 – 7/4/13 – 4th of July Festivities, Har-Ber Village, - Grove, OK

#28 – 7/3/13 –4th of July Celebration, Wolf Creek Boat Ramp – Grove, OK

#27 – 6/25/13 – Delaware County Democratic Women’s Meeting at Campbell Paint Horse Ranch - south of Grove OK

#26 – 6/5/13 – Rotary Club - Grove, OK

#25 – 4/5/13 – Lincoln/Reagan Republican Dinner, Cowskin Event Center - Grove, OK

#24 – 2/22/13 – Bass Master Classic, Wolf Creek Boat Launching Site – Grove, OK

#23 – 2/22/13 – Grand Lake Boat Show, Grove Civic Center – Grove, OK

#22 – 2/14/13 – Grand Traveler’s Luncheon – Monkey Island Community Center - Monkey Island, OK

#21 – 1/28/13 – Tulsa Boat Sport Show, Expo Square Fairgrounds – Tulsa, OK

#20 – 11/4/12 – Old Coots Talent/No Talent Show – Big Shots - Monkey Island, OK

#19 – 10/20/12 – Tulsa University Homecoming Football Game - Tulsa, OK

#18 – 10/20/12 - Folds of Honor Golf Tournament, Shangri-La Golf Club - Monkey Island, OK

#17 – 9/29/12 – Democratic Fund Raiser for Jim Bynum for Oklahoma State Senate at Campbell Paint Horse Ranch – south of Grove, OK

#16 – 9/22/12 – Miss Elk City Pageant. Also, was a judge - Elk City, OK

#15 – 9/9/12 - ”Lest We Forget” Golf Tournament at Patricia Island Golf Club - Grove, OK

#14 – 9/2/12 – All School Reunion Grove High School – Class of 1962 – Grove Middle School Auditorium. Also, did a Book Signing – Grove, OK

#13 – 7/28/12 - Miss Grand Lake Contest. Also, was a judge at the contest - Grove, OK

#12 – 7/25/12 – OK State 4-H Club Roundup Opening Ceremonies, Oklahoma State University - Stillwater, OK

#11 – 7/4/12 – Har-Ber Village 4th of July event - Grove, OK

#10 – 6/16/12 – Barbecue Benefit for WAAMI – Monkey Island, OK

#9 – 6/9/12 – Oklahoma Military Academy Reunion, Rogers State University - Claremore, OK

#8 – 6/9/12 – American Heritage Music Festival - Civic Center - Grove, OK

#7 – 5/25/12 - National Tap Day Observance, Arts Fifth Ave. Also, tap danced with Gracey Tune - Ft. Worth, TX

#6 – 4/28/12 – Pancake breakfast for WAAMI benefit – Monkey Island, OK

#5 – 4/28/12 – Lincoln/Reagan Republican dinner, Cowskin Event Center - Grove, OK

#4 – 4/17/12 – Cherokee District Meeting, Community Center - Jay, OK

#3 – 7/28/11 - Official opening of the Grand Ballroom of the historic Coleman Theatre - Miami, OK

#2 – 7/27/11 - Rotary Club - Grove, OK

#1 – 6/28/11 - 6:00 PM - Democratic County Meeting at the Campbell Paint Horse Ranch - south of Grove, OK

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