Ahead of today’s 118th game between college football teams Army and Navy, the two teams set aside their competition and joined together in a rendition of the National Anthem.
Members of both schools formed a half circle near the goal line and beautifully belted the anthem in a manner that chilled an already snowy Philadelphia arena.
Per the Daily Caller:
This year marks the 118th time the two teams have met. The teams meet in a neutral city between their respective academies. They often play in NFL stadiums due to the enormous number of active duty and veteran fans who wish to attend.
Before the game, the choirs of the Annapolis and West Point academies joined together to sing the national anthem. It was a solemn moment and was made even more beautiful by the falling snow.
Check it out (or more clearly by clicking here):
Wow. The combined glee club singing the National Anthem at the Army-Navy Game gave me goosebumps! pic.twitter.com/NMLtt6y8KM
— Derek (@DerekUtleyCEO) December 9, 2017
Ahead of the game, President Donald Trump tweeted that he would be watching and is cheering on both teams – careful not to pick a side in the very competitive contest.
He said, “Have a great game today, @USArmy and @USNavy – I will be watching. We love our U.S. Military. On behalf of an entire Nation, THANK YOU for your sacrifice and service!”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 9, 2017