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Thu Apr 18, 2013, 11:43 AM

 

"...the bombs bursting in air gave proof through the night that our flag was still there."

Last night, the Boston Bruins played their first home game since the marathon bombing, and Boston's first responders were celebrated down on the ice before the first faceoff. Rene Rancourt came out on the ice to sing the national anthem as he always does. Rene is beloved in Boston because, among other things, he delivers probably the worst, cheesiest, silliest rendition of the anthem ever heard on the continent, and yet somehow it always works.

Last night, he only got a few words into the anthem when the crowd took over. If this does not give you goosebumps, go to the hospital immediately, because you might actually be dead. Take special note of the bull-throated roar that comes when the crowd reaches the line, "...the bombs bursting in air gave proof through the night that our flag was still there." Everyone in the building knew those words by heart, but you can truly feel the eruption of emotion when they reached those words and discovered the new meanings within them.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 11:46 AM

1. I saw this on the morning news.

Truly the most heartfelt thing I have seen in a long time. It did bring tears to my eyes.

Boston Strong!

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Thu Apr 18, 2013, 08:19 PM

2. Up

 

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