Retired Naval Officer Performs A Stirring Rendition Of "God Bless America"
In 2013, during Game 3 of the World Series, retired Naval Petty Officer Generald Wilson was invited to sing "God Bless America" during the seventh-inning stretch as a way for MLB to pay tribute to the country's veterans. Wilson stands in full uniform at home plate and the crowd rises to their feet as they are used to doing, but when he starts to sing something magical happens.
His spirited rendition of the famous song, intended to honor recently returning veterans, carries through the entire stadium and out into the night air. The crowd is stunned by his powerful performance, but it's when the camera shows the men and women in uniform at the game reacting to it that you get the full scope of just how moving this performance was.