Perhaps the best Star Spangled Banner performance of all time

 
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Perhaps the best Star Spangled Banner performance of all time

Last night Seton Hall played the University of California is basketball at the Pearl Harbor Invitational Tournament.  I have no idea who won, because I only follow the Atlantic 10.  But, what I will remember of this game for all time is the Star Spangled Banner.  As Fox Sports notes:

Wednesday marked the 75th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor that launched the United States into World War II. It was also the second day of the Pearl Harbor Invitational, a two-day basketball showcase on FS1, staged at Bloch Arena on the very base that fell under fire from Japanese forces that day in 1941.

Before Seton Hall and Cal tipped off in the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader, Peter DuPre' — introduced to the crowd as a 97-year-old World War II veteran, though some news stories have him at 93 years old — came out to the court to a deliver a rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner with his harmonica. It was somber and beautiful...

Yes, yes it was:

Man, that makes me misty.  Anyone who sat during that rendition should have their head (or heart) examined.  

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WOW, I've never heard it played on a harmonica. That was beautiful.

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