Painter Does Something Unusually Patriotic While Singing the National Anthem

At a time when kneeling during the National Anthem has become the norm, this painter makes a bold stand while singing.

By Nancy Flory Published on October 25, 2016

In our culture war even a sports arena is a battlefield.

Whether it’s NFL’s Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling for the National Anthem or singer Denasia Lawrence’s kneeling while she sang the National Anthem, sporting events are increasingly becoming places where fans endure player protests at what should be a fun-filled occasion.

One artist did quite the opposite recently, Breitbart reports. Not only did Joe Everson sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at an East Coast Hockey League game, he did so while creating a painting based on the famous World War II photograph “Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima.”

The original was taken in 1945 to commemorate several Marines hoisting Old Glory after a battle in the Pacific. This painting was rendered before a hockey match between the Toledo Walleye and the Brampton Beast.

Watch the amazing and patriotic video of Joe Everson painting the iconic image while singing our National Anthem.

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