Dempsey Sings National Anthem at Washington Nationals Game

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Service members prepare the American flag for presentation before the game between the Washington Nationals and Milwaukee Brewers at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., July 4, 2013. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, attended the game and joined members of an Army chorus to sing the national anthem. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks with Davey Johnson, Washington Nationals manager, before the game between the Nationals and Milwaukee Brewers at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., July 4, 2013. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, center, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, sings the national anthem with members of the Army chorus before the game between the Nationals and Milwaukee Brewers at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., July 4, 2013. Following the game, Dempsey posted a Facebook message, including the video of his performance, in honor of Independence Day. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, center, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, sings the national anthem with members of the Army chorus before the game between the Nationals and Milwaukee Brewers at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., July 4, 2013. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • As the color guard stands, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, far right, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, sings the national anthem with members of the Army chorus before the game between the Nationals and Milwaukee Brewers at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., July 4, 2013. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • Deanie Dempsey, wife of Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, embraces Screech, the mascot of the Washington Nationals, before the game between the Nationals and Milwaukee Brewers at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., July 4, 2013. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, shakes hands with Screech, the mascot of the Washington Nationals, before a game between the Nationals and Milwaukee Brewers at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., July 4, 2013. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • Singer and songwriter Neil Diamond gives his first live performance of his new single, “Freedom Song (They'll Never Take us Down),” during a game between the Washington Nationals and Milwaukee Brewers at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., July 4, 2013. Deanie Dempsey, wife of Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, stands to the left of him. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen