Singing the Star Spangled Banner

Faith and David Kroeker Maus are Daylight Board Members currently living in Uganda working with an Aid Organization. They visited Daylight mid July.

After meeting the teachers and touring the school grounds, I led a session on malaria prevention for the children. Then David led a short social studies session where we discussed the symbolism in the American and Kenyan flags, and the children sang the Kenyan national anthem for us. When we opened it up for questions from the group, of course the children asked us to sing our anthem.

And so, in what was probably one of the most ridiculous and hilarious exploits of the Kroeker Maus duo thus far, we robustly sang the Star Spangled Banner (try translating that title in Swahili!) for not one, but two groups, totally around 200+ students and teachers. The pinnacle of the day was planting some trees around Daylight. The teachers marked off the acre (70 paces) that we helped purchase, and then the kids lined up along the edges of it and shouted thanks.

Faith and David Kroeker Maus

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