Country artist and former Army Ranger Keni Thomas sang the National Anthem before the opening game of the World Series tonight. The game between the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Phillies took place tonight, October 28, at Yankee Stadium.
The pre-game festivities included several tributes to American troops and veterans. First Lady Michelle Obama, Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden and baseball legend Yogi Berra honored Tony Odierno, a West Point graduate injured in Iraq who threw out the game's first pitch. Prior to that, though, was Keni's stirring rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner"
"This is the only song I get nervous singing," Thomas admitted. "Not because I'm afraid I'm going to forget the words, but just the emotion of it."
Keni is a former Army Ranger who was involved in the famed "Black Hawk Down" mission.
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