Even with the few certainties in post-Obama America, one sure thing is that no one was kneeling during the national anthem for this Saturdays game when the Army and Navy faced off at the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
If this monumental day wasn’t enough to move you, the performance of the “Star Spangled Banner” definitely got the job done. With snow as their backdrop, the Army-Navy combined men’s and women’s Glee Clubs and Gospel Choir to rock the national anthem performance.
The powder falling from the sky almost had a heavenly feel to the refreshing change of the millionaire players disrespecting the national anthem for the NFL games.
Reported by ijr:
On Saturday, Army and Navy faced off at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. But before the rival teams went at it, it was time for the national anthem.
While the anthem has been a hot topic this year due to hundreds of NFL players protesting, Army and Navy instead provided a breathtaking rendition of the anthem, and nobody took a knee:
— Navy Athletics (@NavyAthletics) December 9, 2017
The powerful moment was captured on video:
Wow. The combined glee club singing the National Anthem at the Army-Navy Game gave me goosebumps! pic.twitter.com/NMLtt6y8KM
— Derek (@DerekUtleyCEO) December 9, 2017
Nobody expected members of Army or Navy to kneel. But their national anthem performance is in a league all its own.