Every now and then, we get a reminder that this is still the United States of America. This is one of those moments.
According to the NY Post:
With an American flag covering nearly the full length of the field Sunday as part of a 9/11 remembrance, the MetLife Stadium crowd sang the national anthem in unison before the Jets-Ravens kickoff.
New York Police Department officer Brianna Fernandez was the actual singer, but she invited the crowd to sing along in a video published by the Jets on Twitter moments before kickoff. Fireworks were shot off from the top of the stadium about halfway through the chilling rendition.
“I’m so excited to be here, so thrilled to be singing on this special day,” Fernandez said, “and I hope that everyone joins in with me today.”