96-Year-Old Veteran Gives Harmonica Rendition Of National Anthem

A World War II veteran stirred up hearts with a beautiful harmonica rendition of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ just before Veterans Day.


Pete DuPré, 96, also called “Harmonica Pete” was wearing a “World War II Veteran” hat at a New York Knicks game. He stepped up to the microphone and delivered a moving performance to the crowds at Madison Square Garden.

With members of the military standing close by, holding the American flag, Dupre, a former U.S. Army medic, poured his heart into the song.

The crowds cheered him on and offered an appreciative and boisterous applause to DuPré and he graciously tipped his hat to the crowd. He is becoming a regular at sporting events. He had earlier performed another rousing rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at a Minnesota Vikings game in September.

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