Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Today at Walter Reed Hospital I had the amazing opportunity to perform the song, “God Bless America” in sign language with a senator at Girls Nation who is hearing impaired. We had been messing around during rehearsal and I followed her motions then our director asked if we would perform it while the other girls sang. I offered to have my friend sign the song on her own since that is her primary way of communication but she asked if I would join her. I felt so honored to be a part of that experience and be able to share our patriotism through another form of communication. I will always remember this memory.
Emily Dahl, Arizona