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Most proud Americans will admit to getting a lump in their throat, a tear in their eye or even a feeling of pride swelling in their chests when they hear the national anthem. And, of course, others can still recall a particularly poignant version of “The Star Spangled Banner” that gave them such genuine chills that goose bumps popped on their arms. Props to Arkansas country boy Justin Moore for our most recent case of goosies.


And apparently, we aren’t the only ones.

In honor of Veterans Day, Justin shared a video clip of himself performing “The Star Spangled Banner” a cappella, alone on the stage, with hat in hand and held over his heart. Although the enthusiastic crowd is singing loud and proud with him, Justin’s beautiful tenor rises a bit above.

And, wow. Goose bumps.

According to one follower, @angiebarman, the fine country music fans in Moline, Illinois, were the lucky ones who got to witness this performance firsthand, but the rest of us are just darn grateful to hear it now.

Several people remarked on the affect Justin’s performance had on them, including @pamixon who said, “Wow! Gave me chills You should be singing it at the Super Bowl 😍 @justincolemoore.”

Hmmmm … not a bad idea!

But there was one comment that jumped out at us because it wasn’t just about Justin’s performance, it was about his patriotism. Follower @honorflightsave commented, “@justincolemoore Thank you! Not only is this a beautiful performance, but you are a man with a huge heart! We will never forget how long you stayed at USMC air station Beaufort to shake every service membe’rs hand. Thank you!”

@honorflightsave — thank you for your service.

Justin — thank you for this amazing performance.

Kinda makes you walk a little taller today, huh?

This country star’s Veterans Day tribute gets rousing support from his fans Instagram/@justincolemoore
Based in Nashville, Tammy is a 20-year veteran of the country music community. She has worked in marketing, PR and artist development in the past. Follow her @TammyGooGoo and join the conversation @RareCountry
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