800 Stores to Play National Anthem on Flag Day with Special In-Store
Events in New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
On Saturday, June 14, Macy’s will join the Smithsonian’s National Museum
in celebrating the 200th anniversary of “The Star Spangled
Banner” with an all-star salute to the red, white and blue at all
full-line stores. This Flag Day, all Macy’s stores from coast-to-coast
will play the national anthem at 4 p.m. EDT, supporting the
Smithsonian’s “Raise it Up! Anthem for America” concert to create a
moment of national unity by complementing the live musical sing-along
event staged from the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Playing in
Macy’s stores will be the exclusive recording of “The Star Spangled
Banner” by Pat Monahan of the pop rock band Train.
Currently, Macy’s is celebrating all things American from its people and
places to the pastimes that make this country great with its American
Icons campaign. Honoring the 200th anniversary of the
national anthem marks a unique moment in Macy's patriotic campaign as it
celebrates an American icon and national treasure.
As America’s department store, Macy’s shows its patriotic spirit in song
and with specially-produced events featuring simultaneous sing-alongs at
select stores. Macy’s Herald Square kicks-off the day’s celebration with
a special performance at 11 a.m. by the cast of Broadway’s hit musical,
“Newsies.” At 4 p.m. EDT, Macy’s Center City store in
Philadelphia will mark this special moment with a performance on the
Wanamaker Organ, the world’s largest pipe organ, accompanied by 60
students from the Girard Academic Music Program. Macy’s State Street
will raise up its voice with a rousing performance of the anthem by the
Chicago Children’s Chorus with the store’s famous 50’ x 100’ custom-made
American Flag that has been a tradition in that store since 1916.
In addition, Macy’s store windows at the Herald Square flagship in New
York City along with the retailer’s stores at Downtown Crossing in
Boston; on State Street in Chicago; in Center City, Philadelphia;
Downtown Pittsburgh; and Metro Center in downtown Washington, D.C. will
all cast the spotlight on The Smithsonian Museum’s “Raise it Up!”
Macy’s will continue the celebration of this special anniversary online.
In honor of the 200th anniversary of “The Star Spangled
Banner,” Broadway superstar and Tony Award-winner Idina Menzel will
inspire the entire nation with her heartfelt rendition of the national
anthem in the upcoming telecast of the Macy’s 4th of July
Fireworks Spectacular®. As a special fan treat,
Menzel’s spectacular version of “The Star Spangled Banner” will be
available as a free, limited-time download from June 14 – July 5 on
For more information on the Smithsonian’s “Raise it Up! Anthem for
America” campaign, please visit http:/anthemforamerica.si.edu.
Additional information on Macy’s American Icons campaign can be found by
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fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 800
locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam,
as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international
destinations through its leading online store at macys.com. Via its
stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy's offers
distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive
and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy's is known for such epic
events as Macy's 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day
Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower
shows and celebrity appearances.
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our online pressroom at macys.com/pressroom.
Elina Kazan, 646-429-7448
Source: Macy's, Inc.