Macy's Stores Nationwide to Broadcast National Anthem in Salute of Flag Day
Celebration for the 200th Anniversary of "The Star Spangled Banner"
800 Stores to play National Anthem on Flag Day with Special In-Store Events in
New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington, DC
NEW YORK, June 14, 2014
NEW YORK, June 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --On Saturday, June 14^th, Macy's will
join the Smithsonian's National Museum in celebrating the 200^th 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 4PM 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, DC. 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 200^th 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 11AM by the cast of Broadway's hit musical, "Newsies." At 4PM
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 their 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, DC will all cast the spotlight on The
Smithsonian Museum's "Raise it Up" national celebration.
Macy's will continue the celebration of the national anthem's special
anniversary online with a free download of Tony Award winner Idina Menzel's
exclusive recording of "The Star Spangled Banner," for the 38^th Annual Macy's
4^th of July Fireworks^® score. Free download will be available for a limited
time only from June 14^th – July 5^th on macys.com/fireworks.
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 visiting
Macy's, the largest retail brand of Macy's, Inc. (NYSE: M), delivers 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. Macy's flagship stores --
including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State
Street in Chicago, Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern
California -- are known internationally and leading destinations for visitors.
Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of
customers and employees, Macy's helps strengthen communities by supporting
local and national charities giving more than $70 million each year to help
make a difference in the lives of our customers.
For Macy's media materials, including images and contacts, please visit our
online pressroom at macys.com/pressroom.
Contact: Elina Kazan, (646) 429-7448, Elina.Kazan@macys.com, Deanna Williams,
(646) 429-7458, Deanna.Williams@macys.com
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