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Artist Paints Iconic 'Raising The Flag on Iwo Jima' While Singing National Anthem at Hockey Game


To kick off an Ohio hockey game, this artist performed a unique rendition of the national anthem that was as pleasing to the eyes as it was the ears.

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Painter Joe Everson's patriotic performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner" was all the more moving since, instead of only belting out the tune, the song was accompanied by a live canvas painting of a patriotic scene.

As he broke into the anthem, he also began painting "Raising of the Flag on Iwo Jima," an iconic photograph depicting U.S. Marines setting up Old Glory during World War II.

At first, it was unclear what he was painting, but as Everson turned the canvas upside down and painted the stripes of the American flag with one swipe as he sang the final notes, the crowd erupted in cheers.

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According to Everson's website, he has done multiple live canvas paintings of the iconic scene in the past, and is known for his hyper-realistic acrylic paintings.

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