A special performance of the national anthem from WWII veteran Pete DuPré on Hoops For Troops Night at the New York Nicks game was fantastic.
The 96-year old is known at ‘Harmonica Pete’ and has performed before (see below) playing the national anthem on his harmonica.
See more below about ‘Harmonica Pete’ an American Hero!
— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) November 11, 2019
Here’s his past performance in May:
Sunday’s soccer game between the U.S. Women’s National Team and Mexico provided a very special moment before Memorial Day. This will make your day!
“Harmonica Pete” aka Pete DuPré, a 96-year-old World War II veteran performed the national anthem at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey.
USWNT tells more about Pete:
During WWII, DuPre served as a medic in the 114th General Hospital Unit in Kidderminster, England. At age 17, both of his parents had already died, making him the acting patriarch of a five-person family.
Within a year, Pete had enlisted in the Army serving three years overseas during which time he treated wounded servicemen from all areas of Europe.
— ESPN (@espn) May 26, 2019
U.S. Soccer WNT tweeted out the video with the comment: “We love Pete so much.”
We do too! Thank you for your service!