The “Star-Spangled Banner” plays at the start of most sporting events in the United States, and basketball games at North Polk High School in Nebraska are no exception. But what happens when the recorded national anthem won’t play?
People at a girls’ basketball game between North Polk and Roland-Story High School found out when things went a little awry with the gym’s sound system before their game. When the crowd realized that the music wasn’t playing, they didn’t just throw up their hands and move on with the game. Instead, they stood up, faced the flag, and lifted their voices in the familiar song we all love so well. A recording of the spontaneous sing-along went viral, and now we get to enjoy this small act of patriotism too.
Watch the sweet moment when both teams and the entire crowd take over and sing every word of the “Star-Spangled Banner” in the video below, and don’t forget to share.
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