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New York Firefighters Rips National Anthem for First Responders

If you live in New York then you’re probably used to the sound of cheering, clapping and pots and pans banging together around 7 p.m. every night in a tribute to the heroic job first responders are doing during the COVID-19 pandemic. The righteous clatter got a sonic upgrade recently when New York firefighter Louis DeRosa from Ladder 15 hopped up on his fire truck with some masked compatriots to rip a Jimi Hendrix-like version of the National Anthem outside of New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Last Thursday, DeRosa plugged in for the inspiring rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” which drew a loud response from the crowd on the street.

Watch the video below.