Attendees of the United States Women’s National Soccer Team match with Mexico witnessed a truly spectacular sight just ahead of the game’s kickoff when 96-year-old World War II veteran Pete DuPré took to the field to play the National Anthem.
Rather than have a famous singer or musician, the Red Bull Arena welcomed the veteran and his harmonica to lead the teams and those in attendance in the iconic Star Spangled Banner.
The powerful performance was followed by a robust applause.
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The U.S. team went on to win the game 3 to 0, crushing Mexico in the last game before the Women’s World Cup starts on June 7.
The performance was shared online and even people watching it through their computer screens admitted they got goosebumps. Here’s how some people responded to it:Note: The author of this article has included commentary that expresses an opinion and analysis of the facts.