On this Memorial Day, we remember all of the heroes who fought, and who died for our freedom.
History.com reported that Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Memorial Day 2019 occurs on Monday, May 27.
Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, it marks the beginning of the summer season.
And what better way to celebrate the lives of these American heroes than with an amazing and heartwarming performance by a 96-year-old vet?
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.
Watch the video:
— ESPN (@espn) May 26, 2019