A video captured in KELOLAND is gaining a lot of attention on social media. It’s of a Codington County deputy singing the national anthem in a courthouse.
While Codington County deputy Michael Morgan has sang many times before, he hasn’t done something quite like this- sing the national anthem at the courthouse.
“The courthouse was closed and I asked another deputy to come record me, he had a key to the courthouse and every time I’m in there for court I always want to sing the national anthem because it’s beautiful in there,” Codington County Deputy, Michael Morgan said.
Singing is something he’s been doing for a long time.
“I have an identical twin brother and him and I, we’d always sing coming back from wrestling practice, we’d always do acappella stuff and sing together, something fun, God given talent,” Morgan said.
The national anthem video is gaining traction online. So far it has more than three million views on Facebook and more than 68,000 shares.
“People from the UK, Scotland, Australia, people are like thank you for taking a stand for our country, my phone is just blowing up, it’s just crazy the amount of support we’ve been getting,” Morgan said.
But Morgan says there’s much more behind this video.
“I felt like I did take a stand by singing the national anthem and showing my country how proud I am for everybody who is serving and keeping America free so it was a very passionate song for me,” Morgan said.