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12,000 NHL Fans Spontaneously Take Over for Anthem Singer to Deliver 'Special' Rendition

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Hockey fans gave a stirring rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” on Wednesday, taking over for the national anthem singer before a playoff game between the New York Islanders and the Boston Bruins.

Singer-songwriter Nicole Raviv regularly performs the national anthem before Islanders games at Nassau Coliseum, according to the NHL.

Her microphone was having technical issues before Saturday’s Game 4 in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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The 12,000 fans in attendance quickly jumped in and helped her sing as the microphone cut in and out.

The microphone was working properly before Game 6 on Wednesday night, but the Islanders faithful still joined in.

Raviv pointed the microphone at the crowd as they all sang together.



“I didn’t think @thenicoleraviv could sing the anthem any better than she normally does at #isles games,” sportscaster Shannon Hogan tweeted.

“But that right there was something really special.”

Raviv replied, “I’m not crying you’re crying.”

The Islanders went on to eliminate the Bruins with a 6-2 win to move on to the semifinals, the NHL reported.

New York will face the Tampa Bay Lightning in the third round.

Brock Nelson scored two goals and goalkeeper Semyon Varlamov made 23 saves on 25 shots.

“Brock just had a child the other day with his wife, so he’s been dealing with that,” Islanders coach Barry Trotz said.

“Game 4, he played that night with no sleep. He’s been battling through that. … I think today, you saw him fresh. He settled in and played a Brock Nelson game.”

The Islanders have trailed 2-1 in each of the first two rounds of the playoffs. They rallied to win three in a row to dispatch the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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Cowardly Mayor Suspends Pledge of Allegiance Over Threats, So Citizens Rise in Unison and Sound Off

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The mayor of Silverton, Colorado, apparently tried to be politically correct to win points with like-minded individuals by seeking to suspend the Pledge of Allegiance from Town of Silverton board of trustee meetings on June 14. Instead, he got an earful of outrage from the residents of the small mountain town during the public comments hearing. When Mayor Shane Fuhrman called the meeting to order, he made a statement many found distasteful, KCNC-TV reported. “Due to direct and indirect threats, inappropriate comments in and out of public meetings, and the general divisiveness this is creating in our community, we will not be doing the Pledge of Allegiance during town of Silverton board of trustee meetings,” Fuhrman stated. Fuhrman did not explain what the threats and inappropriate comments were nor how they related to the pledge, opting to suspend it on none other than Flag Day. After he finished speaking, Town Trustee Molly Barela objected. “Any other unilateral decisions we need to know about?” she asked. “If you’d like to find somewhere in the code that does not permit me to do this, then I’d welcome that discussion at our next meeting,” Fuhrman lamely responded. Barela’s protestations that it was a long-standing tradition to say the pledge and all members of the board took an oath and decided collectively that the pledge would be said fell on deaf ears. “This is not up for discussion,” Fuhrman said. https://youtu.be/jVN3VQ-JxLc Townspeople Rise in Opposition During the public comments portion of the meeting, residents of the tiny town — less than a thousand in population — rose in unison to say the pledge anyway. Barela and another board member stood and joined them. The mayor declared them all “out of order” and threatened to have them removed. Barela later told KDVR-TV that “to tell members of…

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Tyranny: Concerned Parents Arrested After School Board Cuts Off Comments on Trans, CRT Policies

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Two Virginia parents protesting critical race theory and transgender policy proposals at their children’s schools were arrested Tuesday during a meeting of the Loudoun County School Board. The public comment session was held so parents could voice their concerns over the teaching of CRT as well as a new policy on “transgender and gender-expansive students.” Instead, the board ended the meeting midway and two parents were arrested. Two arrests made at the Loudoun County, Virginia school board meeting after it was declared an unlawful assembly and some parents here to protest against critical race theory and a transgender policy refused to leave right away #CriticalRaceTheory pic.twitter.com/dsZDrqJ0Gp — Gabriella Borter (@gabriellaborter) June 22, 2021 A total of 259 people had signed up to offer public comments, but the meeting was shut down after just 51 had spoken, according to Fox News. Ian Prior, a father of two students and a spokesman for the parent advocacy group Fight for Schools, slammed the board for refusing to allow parents to have a say in how their children are educated on controversial topics such as critical race theory and transgenderism. Prior told Fox News that it’s imperative for parents to “get a seat at the table” to help shape what their children learn in the classroom. Otherwise, schools become vehicles for the mass brainwashing of children with destructive left-wing propaganda. https://youtu.be/AntKpOTq0Fc The brouhaha at the Loudoun County School Board meeting came after former Republican state Sen. Dick Black slammed the board for suspending teacher Tanner Cross in May for stating at a school board meeting that he doesn’t believe “a biological boy can be a girl and vice-versa.” Two weeks ago, a judge ordered Cross’ school to reinstate him, saying his statements were constitutionally protected free speech under the First Amendment. After…

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