Eisenhower Junior High (Darien, Ill.) student Andrew Pawelczyk, who has become an internet sensation for dropping a cymbal (actually the handle broke off!) during a performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner" was featured on WGN-TV this morning. Video of the event has gone viral, the story has become national news, the TV appearance requests are coming fast and furious.
Young Andrew has got to be the most patriotic kid in the nation, explaining that he has family members who have served in the military and he was taught to always salute the flag.
The original video is here.
Read the full story about the ill-fated cymbal here.