Many 4th of July events were canceled because of COVID-19 restrictions, but the Le Triomphe Golf & Country Club in Broussard found a way to honor those who fought on the front lines. The special performance came from one of the Navy's talented musicians.
"I was stationed in Jacksonville, Florida, and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Some of the most memorable performances I was able to perform in were playing for President Bush and President Obama," said Shelby Tucci.
Saturday marked the first time the golf club hosted a live performance of the national anthem.
The inspiration comes from the normal activities being canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions.
"Typically, non-COVID we do a pool bash, tournaments and things like that. We really celebrate the fourth of July and the independence that we all hold dear," said Tucci.
Some events might be missing, but the staff at the Le Triomphe are still finding a way to celebrate the true meaning of the 4th of July.
"It's sombering in a way. But nonetheless, this is one of the greatest holidays for us. We have such a wonderful country and so many things to be grateful for," said general manager Dawna Waterbury.
In the end, it's all about honoring the veterans.
"We have a lot of veterans. If we all think about it, it's our family members, so not just the current veterans that we have. But all the veterans that have gone before us. We're out here honoring them today," said Waterbury.