It should come to no surprise that the national anthem rendition performed at the Army-Navy football game is truly magnificent, and this year’s was no exception.
In attendance for this year’s game between the U.S. Military Academy’s Black Knights and the U.S. Naval Academy’ Midshipmen was President Donald Trump and Secretary of Defense James Mattis.
The national anthem was sung by the West Point and Naval Academy glee clubs:
The Army-Navy joint rendition of the National Anthem is perhaps the most beautiful rendition you will ever hear.— Benny (@bennyjohnson) December 8, 2018
It will give you chills ????
God bless America.
God bless the young, kickass men and women of our Armed Forces. pic.twitter.com/rfIIXueTrp
President Trump also participated in the coin toss:
LOOK AT THE FLICK OF THE WRIST! pic.twitter.com/S3CUBV2Tyw— Barstool Sports (@barstooltweetss) December 8, 2018
Before attending this year’s game, Trump announced current Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley will replace Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
“I am pleased to announce my nomination of four-star General Mark Milley, Chief of Staff of the United States Army – as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, replacing General Joe Dunford, who will be retiring,” Trump tweeted. “I am thankful to both of these incredible men for their service to our Country! Date of transition to be determined.”