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Testin: National anthem should be required

Metro Wire Staff

State Senator Patrick Testin has introduced legislation that would require the national anthem to be played at sporting events held in taxpayer-funded arenas.

If it becomes law, the Star-Spangled Banner would be required at Lambeau Field, American Family Field, and the Fiserv Forum.

“Hearing the Star-Spangled Banner at a sporting event reminds us that despite our differences, we have something in common—we are Americans,” Testin said. “This tradition traces its roots back more than a century—even pre-dating the song’s adoption as the national anthem. It’s a practice that unites us, and I believe it’s worth preserving.”

The bill has been co-authored by Representatives Tony Kurtz and Scott Krug. In a news release, Testin said the Wisconsin American Legion and VFW Department of Wisconsin, have expressed support for the bill.

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