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Emotional Memorial Day anthem played by World War II veteran

Posted at 8:18 AM, May 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-27 09:18:55-04

An emotional tribute to America is being shared all over social media on this Memorial Day.

Fans and athletes were moved to tears at yesterday's US Women's Soccer match, when 96-year-old World War II veteran Pete Dupre performed the national anthem on his harmonica.

Dupre served as a medic in Europe during the war and earned the nickname Harmonica Pete for his skill on the instrument.

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