One American’s Tribute to the American Flag had a Crowd at a Hockey Game Stunned!

Over the weekend artist and sometime singer Joe Everson had the opportunity to sing the National Anthem before a Toledo Walleye’s hockey game and boy, did he ever.

In recent months it’s become trendy to protest our national anthem and our flag over various and sundry social injustices – as if either the anthem or the flag stood for these injustices. Activists and professional protesters across the nation have booed, stomped, burned, spat on, defecated upon, and otherwise disrespected both symbols of our national identity like they’d just discovered the joy of being anti-American. Most of us in fly-over country have been forced to deal with the constant crush of anti-American propaganda from our own national media, and we’ve done what any sensible person would – we shut it off. We’ve boycotted the NFL, and we’ve delivered warnings to anyone listening that we’re done enriching the people who beg for our dollars out of one side of their mouth while cursing us out the other.

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Which is why it’s such a breath of fresh air to come across a talented artist and proud American like Joe Everson. Everson pleased the crowd at the Toledo Walleye game with his rendition of the National Anthem, but it was what he did while singing that had them cheering their hearts out. During the minute and a half that he was singing the beautiful song, Everson was also painting a sentimental tribute to our heroes in the military.

Watch and cheer with the folks in Toledo, Ohio.

Awesome, right?

Here’s a photo with Everson and the finished painting after the game.

By the way, this isn’t the first time that Joe Everson has done this particular tribute. Here he is performing the same patriotic feat in Greenville, South Carolina earlier in 2016.

Thanks for giving us something to cheer about, Joe.

Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Romulus Marketing. He's also the managing editor at, and the managing partner at Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children. You can find his writing all over the web.

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