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World War II Veteran, 96, Plays the National Anthem on Harmonica — Incredible!

This was such a beautiful performance in so many ways

Prepare to have your eyes rain tears, on this Memorial Day Monday — and just about any day of the year.

On Sunday, World War II veteran Pete Dupre, 96, brought down the house at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey, as he gave his rendition of the national anthem on a harmonica in front of 26,332 soccer fans.

The arena was filled to capacity as people gathered to watch an exhibition soccer match between the U.S. women’s national team and Mexico.

The performance was beautiful!

“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.” (source: NJ.com)

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This piece originally appeared in WayneDupree.com and is used by permission.

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Wayne Dupree is owner and founder of WayneDupree.com. He was named to 2017 Newsmax’s 50 Most Influential African-American Republicans. He served in the USAF from 1987-1995; he saw time in Operation Desert Storm/Shield. The father of three, he's the host of "The Wayne Dupree Show."