It’s Memorial Day Weekend, and venues across the United States are honoring the troops in all kinds of ways. But the national anthem for today’s US women’s national soccer team might be the best tribute yet.
Prior to the USWNT’s friendly against Mexico at Red Bull Arena in New Jersey, the national anthem was performed by 96-year-old World War II veteran Pete DuPré. But rather than sing The Star-Spangled Banner, DuPré opted to perform it on his harmonica.
The chilling performance last two-and-a-half minutes as DuPré slowly hit all of the notes. The 26,000 fans in attendance could not help but cheer all throughout the performance.
You can watch the incredible video down below:
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It doesn’t get more incredible than that.
After the performance, the USWNT supporters groups unveiled the Tifo for the game: “One For All, And All For Four,” symbolizing the team’s pursuit of a fourth FIFA Women’s World Cup title this Summer.
The USWNT heads into the World Cup in France as the betting favorites, and enter the tournament as the defending champions.
They will start the tournament in Group F with Thailand, Chile, and Sweden, and will begin play on June 11 in the city of Reims against Thailand.