LETTERS: Cepeda hits right note on 'Star-Spangled Banner'

In reference to Esther Cepeda's column ("Revering 'The Star-Spangled Banner,'" July 4, 6A), I say thank you, kudos, accolades and hallelujah.

It has always been revolting and nauseating to suffer through celebrities and/or performers who exhibit a self-centered, myopic attempt to prove they can shove too many notes in a single syllable of numerous words to promote a desire for self-agrandizement.

Cepeda's column was reasonable, sane, honest, and much appreciated.

-- Steve Narrie