The Masters is know throughout the sports world as “a tradition unlike any other.” However, if there’s another sporting event just as deserving of that description, it would be the Army-Navy game.
The 2017 edition of that storied rivalry certainly lived-up to the billing. However, what set Saturday’s game apart from most, is that the most memorable event happened before the game even started.
In a year in which the national anthem has been used by activists to symbolize division and strife, the choirs from the Naval Academy and West Point joined together to deliver a stirring, snow-driven rendition of the “Star-Spangled Banner” that will not soon be forgotten:
This is how it's done! The National Anthem at yesterday's Army-Navy Game will give you chills. pic.twitter.com/XpjPEIzcmm
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) December 10, 2017
Army won the game, for the second year in a row. However, between the anthem and the prayer, most will remember Saturday’s events for other things.
The 2018 Army-Navy game has a lot to live up to.