A group of Pennsylvania minor league baseball fans were treated to a wonderful rendition of ‘God Bless America’ Tuesday when a 99-year-old WWII veteran took the microphone and left the crowd in awe.
Raymond T. Mohr, who served as a radio operator with the Army’s 29th Infantry Division and landed on Omaha Beach the day after D-Day, received a standing ovation at from the Lehigh Valley IronPigs spectators as he belted out the patriotic tune.
“What an incredible moment,” the Allentown, Pennsylvania team posted to Facebook along with a video of the performance.
“99-year-old WWII Veteran Raymond T. Mohr, who fought in the Battle of Normandy, sang “God Bless America” at tonight’s game.”
What an incredible moment.99-year-old WWII Veteran Raymond T. Mohr, who fought in the Battle of Normandy, sang "God Bless America" at tonight's game.
Posted by Lehigh Valley IronPigs on Tuesday, May 29, 2018
“Thank you for all the appreciation for our grandfather,” commented Mohr’s grandson, Jeffery Lindenmuth, on Facebook. “Anyone who has the pleasure of knowing Ray understands why this song is so perfect: Every day of his 99 years has been dedicated to serving God and country. Despite experiencing America at its best and worst, his heart has only ever known kindness and gratitude. I will share your kinds words with him.”
“Thank you to the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs for allowing this veteran to sing,” another person added on the video, which as been shared over 2,000 times. “What an honor to all who were in attendance to pay this gentleman the homage he deserves. It gave me goosebumps hearing him sing on the video.”