The National Anthem @ Obama event

If you can find an unanchored “feed” of President Obama’s speech and related festivities in Iowa City early this afternoon, you might want to listen to the National Anthem.  A University of Iowa football player will team up with Miss Iowa on the Star Spangled Banner.  Here are details from the White House:

UI senior Julian Vandervelde, a Davenport native, will sing the national anthem. He is starting offensive guard for the UI football team, and a CLAS student majoring in English and religious studies with a minor in Japanese. Miss Iowa, Anne Michael Langguth, will accompany Vandervelde on violin.

Langguth is a 2005 graduate of Iowa City West High School and a 2009 graduate of Harvard University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in government, health policy and pre-medicine. After finishing her year of service as Miss Iowa, she plans to attend the UI College of Medicine. She also serves as a Goodwill Ambassador for the Children’s Miracle Network and as an ambassador for the University of Iowa Hygienic Laboratory to promote public health and engagement in the sciences.

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O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.