To The Editor:

On April 27, 2018, I attended a memorial for Mike Pate at the V.F.W. Post 2661, here in Washington.

After listening to the memorials for Mike Pate, you can tell they were well deserved.

This letter is basically to tell you that the lady who sang the national anthem and also “Amazing Grace,” was very, very good, in opening the ceremonies.

Listening to performers sing the national anthem, sometimes and most times they are not very good.

They literally scream the anthem.

If ever there is a time, when I am responsible to get someone to sing the anthem, I would definitely get in touch with the V.F.W. to get the phone number of Jessica Bailey, and work out a deal to have her sing the song.

Again, she did a beautiful job.