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!

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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.

U.S. Soccer WNT tweeted out the video with the comment: “We love Pete so much.”

We do too! Thank you for your service!

 

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