What These Canadian Hockey Fans Did Will Give Every American Goose Bumps

2014-11-25_13-35-46When the Nashville Predators went to Canada this week to play hockey against the Toronto Maple Leafs, everyone in the arena stood for the national anthems. As the Star Spangled Banner was being performed, the mic suddenly cut out and the singer could no longer be heard. Immediately, the overwhelmingly Canadian crowd picked up the song and carried on.

Canadians have a reputation as some of the most courteous people on earth. Here’s yet another demonstration of that.

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  • cherieloren

    Absolutely beautiful. God bless them all.

    • Glatik

      They ae such good neighbors of us.

      • 19mad74

        NOT LIKE MEXICO!!!

        • Glatik

          I was thinking that !!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • cherieloren

        Agreed. They showed more respect for our Anthem than many Americans.

        • brucefandrews

          They showed definitely more respect that the two muslim homosexual communist assholes occupying our White House!

          • cherieloren

            You’re absolutely right. I agree completely and this goes for many more in congress too, the libs and the rino’s.

          • brucefandrews

            AMEN TO THAT!

          • cherieloren

            AMEN!

          • Mike

            I know a few Canadians who will more then happy when Obummer and his ilk is gone. He’s always treated them with such rudeness. Most, if not all of them feel the same way about the commie that we do. They think him and his family are tacky and classless.

          • 101Airborne

            Just look at their backgrounds and who they hang out with!!!! Classless and clueless!!! Take the moron, AG Holder, Reed, Pelosi, Jarrett, Moooshell, puppy dog Biden and replace all of them with an amoeba (more brains and class then all of them put together)..

          • Arizona Don

            If that is what they think I have to admit, THEYโ€™RE RIGHT! I think the same thing!

          • James

            Interesting comment since Canada is a much more liberal and “socialist” than the US. You know things like universal health care and other stuff like that. I guess if you know our Anthem all is forgiven.

          • vladilyich

            How many Americans can sing the Canadian anthem? I can, even the second verse in French! Of course we all know “God Save the Queen”…just with the wrong words ๐Ÿ™‚

          • 101Airborne

            Honest post!!!! THANK YOU CANADIANS!!!!!!

        • snowyriver

          More than our usurper in chief that is for sure.. Brings to mind “all this for a damn flag”

          • cherieloren

            I agree with your first line but don’t recognize the second one. Who said this?

          • snowyriver

            Michelle…

          • cherieloren

            Pisses me off. Those 2 traitors should be tried for treason and punished accordingly. They are a disgrace to the White House, a disgrace to America.

          • snowyriver

            I looked up treason… copied this and pasted here..”

          • cherieloren

            The only thing it is missing is Obama’s name, that makes it complete. Thank you.

          • snowyriver

            Please watch “Benghazi Briefs the Ghosts Behind the Wire”….
            obama’s name is all over it… operation zero footprint.

          • cherieloren

            I looked it up and read the transcript (I can’t stand to look at their mugs or hear their voices) and it is obvious Obama knew and orchestrated operation zero footprint. He has committed treason on numerous occasions by arming our enemies. It boggles my mind that NO ONE who could do something about him has. My only understanding of this is that I believe he is a judgment on America sent by God because America has turned their back on God. There is still hope, 2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
            Time is swiftly running out though.

          • snowyriver

            The above post is lacking one thing. obama does not owe allegiance to the United States. He is Kenyan born and owes allegiance only to England, and Kenya. If by chance he was born in Hawaii, it is his place of birth not his country. Read Vattels Law of Nations. book 1.

          • 101Airborne

            RIGHT MOOOOSHELL!!! ALLTHIS FOR A FLAG…..

        • Glatik

          You are absolutely right, absolutely.
          C

          • cherieloren

            Great minds think alike obviously ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Glatik

            We know which one is the good neighbor.

          • cherieloren

            Absolutely so.

          • Glatik

            I have seen what happens often (living in California);.

          • cherieloren

            It’s a shame that American’s don’t stand up and be proud more often for our country. I think this has much to do with the dumbing down of children in our school system. In the schools today they are being taught about other countries in a positive light and yet they’re being taught that America is what’s wrong with the world. What a load of garbage. America is what is right with the world and needs to stop pandering to 3rd world countries.

          • Glatik

            Yes, you are right. It really burns me to see how everybody is dumping on this great country. I am a LEGAL IMMIGRANT and to me and other LEGAL immigrants it is a slap in the face to see what happens now. So many demands while here ILLEGAL.

          • cherieloren

            Thank you for your loyalty to our great country and for coming over the right way, legally and making America your homeland, standing proud and true, this truly warms my heart.
            I believe that all the illegal immigrants should be sent back to their homelands. I am sick and tired of seeing the U.S. take better care of them than they do for our own, for our veterans who have fought and died for this land. It infuriates me to see our hard earned tax dollars go to services for illegals and it infuriates me to see them wave their illegal flags on our country. If they’re so proud of their homeland why don’t they go back there? Simple, they’re here for the “benefits” that they get free but we pay through the nose for. This money should be spent on our veterans, many who are homeless, and for our poor people. I don’t want America to become another Mexico, I don’t want Mexico’s way of life to become our way of life.

          • Glatik

            Now you know how I feel. We had to go through so much to immigrate, all kinds of checks, including health checks, no public assistance for the first 5 years (never took a penny from state nor government) Before becoming a citizen we learned abut the history of the United States. Being a woman I have been given all the chances to accomplish good jobs. Now to see what illegals are getting and demanding, plus being so disrespectful often is really too much. Many of us never believed the Pied Piper and did not vote for him
            Cherie, let us just hope that better times will come again.
            Thanks for your comment.

          • cherieloren

            Glatik, You are most welcome. I never voted for him either and we can only pray and hope that God has mercy on America and turns us back to Him and that He restores our land.

          • Glatik

            Just read:
            Congress Cuts Military Benefits, Extends Benefits to Illegals!

            Again, like you said, we can only hope and pray. In the meantime I keep calling Washington and sign petitions, hope that will help a LITTLE.

          • cherieloren

            I read this article too and it ticks me off. I too have been calling Washington and signing every petition I come across. I don’t know if they’re really listening as many of the petitions then open to a donation page, but I’m hoping they are. Prayer will do much more than anything else.

          • Glatik

            Don;t bother to call Boehner’s office, his aide (one of them) is so rude. Well, he knows what his boss thinks.

          • cherieloren

            Boehner is so far up odama’s backside it isn’t funny. Can’t stand either of them.

          • Glatik

            To be honest, I am afraid that the reps. will screw everything up again. Also Jeb Bush should not be running, he is too much pro illegals and Common Core.
            Geez, hope he does not run.
            C

          • cherieloren

            I am too because there’s only a couple that have shown any backbone. We definitely don’t want Jeb Bush to run, seems like a bit of a nut to me. Anyone who is pro illegal or pro Common Core is detrimental to the U.S.

          • Glatik

            Today I will be calling Washington all day. Hope many will do the same. Melt the lines.

          • cherieloren

            I made several calls to Washington today too. I hope everyone does.

          • Glatik

            I know some friends who did, hope it did some good.

          • cherieloren

            I hope so too.

  • ginger

    That was heart warming.

  • Ron

    Thank you, Toronto Maple Leafs fans! God bless you for your most gracious act!

    • Tuco Dyer

      Amen! Thank you and God Bless.

  • Robert Pekarik

    I’m surprised that our far left anarchists haven’t complained to the Canadian government about this patriotic display. Keep posted for a contingency, sent by our idiotic president, consisting of Al Sharpton and Louis Farrakhan to instruct the Canadians to not encourage any patriotic displays about America. They will give them proper fundamental transformation material on how to denigrate our country.

  • marihia

    yep, it brought on a few tears………..

  • rep

    Thank you hockey fans hay liberals pay attention that’s called locality and respect of what America stands for before you f….. It up

  • Randy Scott

    Too bad we are not the Ali that they are, Fabulous

  • Lummi

    If this happpened in the USA, I wonder how many fans could sing “O Canada”. On average, I’d say the Canadians are the most courteous and friendly people I’ve ever met. I asked friend there if they had a mandatory “polite” class in school. He said his mother gave him instructions in that department.

    • conservative since 1962

      I doubt that the Canadian public schools are even half as intrusive to the family as many of the public schools are in the U. S.
      Such a partnership to educate children, such as your friend expressed, would be considered wrong by many of the “professional educators” in this country.

    • 101Airborne

      Better yet Lummi, How many could sing Our National Anthem??? Most in our country including on our college campuses can’t even answer the most elementary questions about our government!!! What a joke!!!! COMMON CORE–shove it!!! After all the Lying Moron in the W.H. still thinks we have (fifty seven states).. somebody please tell him that’s in the I.O.C. (Organization of the Islamic Conference) which dominate the U.N. human rights council..A FREUDIAN SLIP..Campaign stop in Beaverton Oregon.. He was probably paying to much attention to the sweet-sixteen basketball brackets and was all tired out!!! RIGHT… WONDER IF HARVARD IS MANDATED TO HAVE COMMON-CORE!!

      • Lummi

        1O1 Airborne,
        You’ve just sung the words to my song!
        Semper Fi, friend

    • You are so right about Canadians being respectful and courteous. I have visited my relations in Canada and have always been treated with kindness by the people there.

  • joycersjoyr

    Kudos to our Northern Neighbors; and they finished it and knew the words..Let;s hope if the same happened here, we could do the same.

  • James Maxwell

    As many jokes as we have for Canadians and they have for us how many of us know the Canadian National Anthem? God bless
    them fo the tribute they paid us with that rendition.

  • WOW , what a terrible rendition ! ( and I thought I was bad ! ) – momma always said if you can’t sing good = Sing Loud ! . . . . especially when its your National Anthem.
    Never the less I’m grabbing up all the Anne Murray albums AMAZON has and giving them away as XMAS presents, since I own them ALL, already. That goes for Bryan Adams too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Traveller62

    Thank you Canada for finishing our anthem for us!!! You were SO kind to do so. I used to live up in Alberta, so I know how gracious and polite y’all are. It did my heart good to know you still care about us.

  • scubamass

    We always have real friends on the northern border Canadians are a proud nation as we are !

  • Vinita Thonen

    Bless them for that. I am ashamed to say, I could not return the honor, as I do not know the words to their national anthem. They are awesome neighbors.

    • vladilyich

      O Canada! Our home and native land!
      True patriot love in all thy sons command.
      With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
      The True North strong and free!
      From far and wide, O Canada,
      We stand on guard for thee.
      God keep our land, glorious and free!
      O Canada, we stand on guard for thee;
      O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

      O Canada! Where pines and maples grow,
      Great prairies spread and Lordly rivers flow!
      How dear to us thy broad domain,
      From East to Western sea!
      The land of hope for all who toil,
      The true North strong and free!
      God keep our land, glorious and free.
      O Canada, we stand on guard for thee!
      O Canada, we stand on guard for thee!

      O Canada! Beneath thy shining skies,
      May Stalwart sons, and gentle maidens rise.
      To keep thee steadfast throโ€™ the years,
      From East to Western sea.
      Our own beloved native land,
      Our true North strong and free!
      God keep our land, glorious and free.
      O Canada, we stand on guard for thee!
      O Canada, we stand on guard for thee!

      Ruler supreme, who hearest humble prayer,
      Hold our Dominion, in thy loving care.
      Help us to find, O God, in thee,
      A lasting rich reward.
      As waiting for the better day,
      We ever stand on guard.
      God keep our land, glorious and free.
      O Canada, we stand on guard for thee!
      O Canada, we stand on guard for thee!

      • Vinita Thonen

        Thank you for the lyrics. I printed them out. It must be beautiful to sing.

  • Mys77

    Very classy, thank you….now if only goodwiil, harmony, and peace could be had elsewhere. Merry Christmas!

  • rudd2336@peoplepc.com

    Thank you Canada for showing what real class is!

  • Mike

    Canadians are the most gracious and kind hearted folks. True friends and allies. My brother lives near Toronto, has for 40 years. Everytime I’ve been there or around them you very seldom hear or witness rudeness in any form. It warmed my heart to see them finish our anthem. We all should learn theirs in case we need to return the courtesy.

  • bigbillofwyandotte

    On 9/11/2001, I observed that the trains of the Canadian National Railroad that come through Wyandotte, MI, had large American flags attached to them. I will never forget that act of solidarity for the rest of my life. I think of them whenever I am sitting at a crossing with one of their trains stopped across the road, and you will never hear me complain.

  • James D

    I have heard so many Canadians bad mouth America, but this is heart warming. Thank you to Canadians for this.

  • Martin T Surdam

    At a Buffalo Bisons game at Coca Cola field our sound system did the same exact thing. I believe the motive of the game was LaBatts day or something about Toronto Blue Jays as we are their farm team. Well guess who continued singing our national anthem loud and clear ? Even more so than the American fans in attendance !!! God Bless the Canadians, A ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Slitherrman

    …. a class act….

  • disgustedvet

    GLG !

  • joรฃo cezar

    Few, if any, Americans would step in and finish the Canadian National Anthem. I never had a problem with the Canucks! Good people, mostly, but, a touch too Liberal for my taste! Still, pretty good people, as a whole…

    • traditional

      O, Canada
      Our home and native land
      True patriot love
      Do all thy sons command
      With glowing hearts
      We see thee rise
      The true North strong and free
      With radiant hearts O Canada
      We stand on guard for thee
      God keep our land
      Glorious and free
      O Canada we stand on guard for thee
      O Canada we stand on guard for thee!

      • 101Airborne

        THANKS, TRADITIONAL !! Was about to post it myself…We play over thirty home and away games every year!!Great people..Know how to party!!!

        • traditional

          You’re welcome! As a hockey fan, I know their anthem pretty well, (though I’m afraid I may have missed a word or two…) ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Finder1009

        Thanks Traditional, i learned it about 40 years ago and haven’t heard it in the last 30 or so. All i could bring to mind were the first 2 lines.

        • traditional

          No problem, Finder…that was just from memory, off the top of my head – I may have missed a few words… Anyway, it’s a beautiful anthem.

  • trkeweenaw

    Thank you Canada for your support and I am reminded how Don Cherry always remembers your fallen heroes.

  • traditional

    O, Canada! ๐Ÿ™‚ … Props to our Neighbors to the North! TY…

  • jrogersp

    Funny, I hear that most of them Hate Americans. I guess we have a bunch of Liars out there! Thanks Toronto!

  • YOLADANE

    They showed such class by doing that. God bless Canada. Our MUSLIM SCUMBAG COMMUNIST PRESIDENT would never have done that. He would have laughed.

  • madmemere

    That article was online, yesterday; pretty awesome, I think. I would hope WE would be as courteous and supportive of them, if the incident were reversed!

  • Thank you Canadians! You have warmed our hearts with your kindness and respect.

  • SandraJ

    That is wonderful! Wonder how many Americans could finish the Canadian anthem?? Oh, Canada!!!

  • rightsright

    WOW! The phonies in the White House become more obvious when we see real love for our country. Israel has more love for our country then the vile occupant of the White House and his whole administration. Valerie Jarrett(the real unelected President) is a Communist, Iranian born, a slumlord and a patient dumper(along with Michelle Obama. Jarrett gets her marching orders and then tells Obama what to do. He defiles the office and the White House. They are laughing at the “politically correct” lemmings that are keeping them in power, as they live the high life, with the plan being to stay in power forever!

  • arab

    I HAVE DRIVEN IN ALL OF CANADA IN MY RV , I LOVE IT ALL BUT THE BEST IS THE ICE FIELDS PARKWAY ,MY 1ST TIME IN 1990 AND THE 2ND TIME IN 1996 I CAME BACK AGAIN 2003, GOD BLESS CANADA AND THE CANADIANS ,I HAVE OFTEN SAID THE US & CANADA SHOULD BE ONE NATION??????????

  • Thorgo

    God bless you Canada. A true friend and ally.
    Brought a tear to my eyes.

  • Joseph Toth

    I would like to thank that we would do the same for you, God bless you Canada.

  • rocky63

    Toronto — I thank you through my watery eyes.

  • Ronald Hagler

    First, and foremost, I want to thank the Canadian Maple Leafs fans for this overwhelming act of respect and courtesy. Secondly, Iโ€™d like to say that the same result would most likely not have occurred in the U.S.A., as most of us do not know our own anthem, much less that of Canada. That, my friends, is a disgrace and dishonor to all North Americans!

  • Sheriffchris

    I really do not see how we could have better neighbors !!!!!

  • Goldminer77

    And they even knew the tune!!! Contrary to most of the soloists too often!