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Bruce Pearl: ‘This morning our basketball camp sang GOD BLESS AMERICA’

Auburn University men’s basketball head coach Bruce Pearl has never been shy about his love of country.

On the 80th anniversary of D-Day, which marks the allied forces invasion of the beaches of Normandy, which began the liberation of France and laid the foundation for the end of World War II, Pearl shared a tweet saying that the campers at his basketball camp had an emotional tribute to commemorate that fateful day in history.

“This morning our basketball camp sang GOD BLESS AMERICA. We then stood at attention, with our right hands over our hearts and our left arms behind our back, for the playing of our national anthem. We taught our children in honor of the Hero’s of June 6, 1944!” Pearl posted.

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Pearl also shared a video of President Reagan’s speech on the 40th anniversary of D-Day, 40 years ago today:

He also shared several other posts surrounding D-Day which can be viewed here:

Michael Brauner is a Senior Sports Analyst and Contributing Writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @MBraunerWNSP and hear him every weekday morning from 6 to 9 a.m. on “The Opening Kickoff” on WNSP-FM 105.5, available free online.

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