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Surge in U.S. patriotism is a boon for Pat Boone

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Entertainer Pat Boone says he is invigorated by the passionate displays of red, white and blue since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the United States.

"I haven't seen this kind of patriotic fervor in years," Boone said Tuesday in announcing the re-release of his 30-year-old album, "American Glory," which features a dozen tunes, including "Anchors Aweigh" and "The Star-Spangled Banner."

"For years, no one has been regularly recording these wonderful American patriotic songs," the 67-year-old singer said. "Now, everyone wants to hear them again. The last complete set of popular patriotic selections recorded was done by me. It's been around for years, and nobody seemed interested until now."