One year later: Watch as WWII veteran performs national anthem for captivated crowd
Last year around this time, the U.S. womens national soccer team took on Mexico in a friendly exhibition game in New Jersey. World War II veteran Pete DuPr, also known as Harmonica Pete, gave the crowd his rendition of the national anthem before the pre-Memorial Day game kicked off -- and to say its worth your 2 minutes, 44 seconds is a massive understatement. 96-year-old World War II veteran Pete DuPr played the national anthem on a harmonica before the @USWNT match pic.twitter.com/TP3ggIF3z9 ESPN (@espn) May 26, 2019The sweetness doesnt stop there. Were losing our World War II veterans at an alarming rate of about 348 per day, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Of the more than 16 million Americans who served in World War II, fewer than 500,000 were still alive in 2018, the Washington Post reported last year.