Northwest Florida

VIDEO: National Anthem in Destin goes viral

DESTIN, Fla. (WKRG) - The National Anthem is a song many know and love. It's often played or sung before sporting events. On Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 the National Anthem was played for visitors at WaterWorld in Destin, Florida. 

In a video posted by Colton Shipp, son of WaterWorld owner, a man dedicates the song, that seems to be a recording of Luke Bryan's National Anthem, to the military, veterans, Coast Guard, and President Donald Trump.

WaterWorld visitors cheer, remove their hats, and sing along while waving American flags.

"People from all across the country stopped and stood together and sang along by the thousands," Shipp writes. Amazingly enough, just as the song ends, what appears to be three planes fly over the hundreds of people below. Shipp says it was done by, "our friends with North American AT-6 WW2 planes." Every day at 2:00 p.m. WaterWorld on Crab Island plays the National Anthem for their guests. 

"I have never seen a place that people showed so much love and respect for our country than Waterworld on Crab Island," Shipp writes. 

Shipp says he wants the video to go viral.  He argues the City of Destin is adding what he calls "unnecessary regulations" which could shut them down.  He hopes the video will show just how much business from across the country their location brings to Destin. The video has been shared more than 54,000 times and viewed more than 2 million times. 

 

 


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