A Trussville, Alabama military mom shocked fellow workers and shoppers with a fantastic rendition of our national anthem. Sabrina Barnes brought down the house with a powerful rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” — for a special reason. Her son had just left a few days prior for basic training in the military. She said the song has even more meaning for her since her son is serving our country. This woman can belt it out! Wow!
This was at the Walmart Birmingham – Trussville Crossings Pkwy this morning for the kickoff of their pickup service. The energy and pride this team took in their store and for what they are rolling out was amazing. Proud of yet another awesome business and employees we have serving our Trussville community.
Posted by Natalie Antonio Norton on Thursday, February 22, 2018
As a 50-second clip of Barnes’ stunning performance has gone viral on Facebook with over 57,000 times and 650 shares, the department manager of checkouts and candy aisles revealed to the Trussville Tribune just why the song means so much to her.
“My son just joined the military. He is in basic training I actually haven’t had any contact with him now for about two weeks. He has a baby on the way and will not be here to see his daughter born which also is his first child,” Barnes told the outlet.
“My passion came from understanding the sacrifice my son and all service men and women are making to protect our country,” Barnes said. “I never truly understood the emotional part of not knowing when you will, and for some if you will ever, see your love one again. I had to give my son to the U.S. government and I did it proudly because I was proud of him for standing up saying ‘I want to protect my family I want to protect my country I want to become a man of service.’”
“I started to cry when I sang it. The song has more meaning to me now,” she further divulged to AL.com.