He knew a recording of the song wouldn’t do it justice so he stepped up to honor our flag in the best way he knew how. And it turns out he’s pretty good at it, too.
Every big event always starts with paying respect to the flag, including high school football games.
Some events will just use a recording so the show can go on. But at this high school football game, there was one student who cannot and will not allow that to happen.
Jackson Dean Nicholson was a high school football player at Arundell High School in Gambrills, Maryland, and believed playing a recording of the US National Anthem would not do it justice.
So, he removed his helmet, grabbed his guitar, and stepped up to sing the Star-Spangled Banner live in front of his school.