The Star-spangled Banner, as the name suggests, is America’s national anthem. One of the most well-known patriotic songs in America was this one when it was made into the national anthem in 1931, a century ago.
These lines were taken from a poem by Francis Scott Key that was published in 1814. Key witnessed nighttime combat between Great Britain and America at Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland, during the War of 1812.
The national anthem was successfully performed at the Nassau Coliseum on Wednesday night before the New York Islanders’ victory over the Boston Bruins with the help of the team’s supporters.
According to information from the New York Post, Nicole Raviv performed “Star-Spangled Banner” prior to the Islanders’ playoff game against the Bruins.
A New Yorker who sang the Boston National Anthem before the sixth game between the New York Islanders and Bruins gained notoriety on social media because of her rendition.
Raviv lowers the microphone several seconds after the national anthem starts so that the more than 13,000 fans—she did not sing alone—present in Hempstead, New York, can continue the song on their own, as shown in the video.
When the crowd reaches the song’s final verses, Raviv sung it once more to thunderous acclaim.
Watch it here: