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Crowd Takes Over Emotional National Anthem at Boston Bruins Game: VIDEO


At last night's Bruins game (the first post-bombing sporting event), Rene Rancourt, who has been singing the National Anthem there for more than 40 years, began to sing. He quickly let the crowd take over


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  1. This was awesome. Now if the Bruins could have followed through with a win...

    Posted by: HM2 Matt | Apr 18, 2013 7:38:17 AM

  2. This was awesome. Now if the Bruins could have followed through with a win...

    Posted by: HM2 Matt | Apr 18, 2013 7:38:20 AM

  3. If only we would all stick together like that every day.

    Posted by: Jack M | Apr 18, 2013 8:12:15 AM

  4. A much needed moment of comfort in Boston.

    Posted by: Boston matt | Apr 18, 2013 8:21:11 AM

  5. as they said about Rosa Parks, they picked on the wrong one. Peace to you Boston Mass.

    Posted by: Cd in DC | Apr 18, 2013 8:23:49 AM

  6. Here we go again.

    Posted by: gwyneth cornrow | Apr 18, 2013 8:29:28 AM

  7. I watched the game and my eyes were moist after seeing and hearing this. Way to go Boston Bruins fans.

    Posted by: Tom | Apr 18, 2013 10:19:42 AM

  8. Sorry, I'm going to be contrarian--after the vote yesterday that killed background checks for gun purchases, I don't think we are the "home of the brave" anymore. Home of the paranoid and ultra-fearful, maybe.

    Posted by: Dback | Apr 18, 2013 10:33:27 AM

  9. Dback - you should change your name to D-bag.

    That has nothing to do with this heart warming moment in Bostonm a-hole.

    Posted by: sean | Apr 18, 2013 10:39:43 AM

  10. Best part was all the Boston accents turning "ramparts" into "rampahts."

    Posted by: CPT_Doom | Apr 18, 2013 11:23:12 AM

  11. Awesome!

    Posted by: | Apr 18, 2013 12:17:42 PM

  12. Beautiful. It's heartening to see that so many people know the words.

    Posted by: Rob | Apr 18, 2013 12:40:33 PM

  13. That was a very moving scene. Brought tears to my eyes. Kudos to the singer who when the crowd began singing, put his microphone aside and just sang along with the crowd.

    Posted by: andrew | Apr 18, 2013 2:56:59 PM

  14. They sing the national anthem but despise the Constitution. They can all go to hell for all I care.

    Posted by: David Hearne | Apr 18, 2013 3:43:00 PM

  15. Dear Mother! burst the tyrant's chain,

    Virginia should not call in vain,

    She meets her sisters on the plain-
    Sic semper! 'tis the proud refrain
    That baffles minions back amain,

    Arise in majesty again,
    Maryland! My Maryland!

    Posted by: David Hearne | Apr 18, 2013 3:47:26 PM

  16. Wow- that was truly emotional.

    Posted by: jaragon | Apr 18, 2013 6:04:06 PM

  17. Now THAT is how you sing our national anthem!

    Posted by: jfich | Apr 18, 2013 6:29:05 PM

  18. Dback I am with you. singing a song is easy. But when americans can stand idly by while gun control the tubes just reminds me of their cowardice

    Posted by: Bellah | Apr 19, 2013 5:59:54 PM

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