Viral WATCH: Coal Miner Sings National Anthem Before Going Underground
A West Virginia coal miner is going viral for his powerful rendition of the national anthem.
Shane Wriston posted on Facebook a video of his fellow miner Josh Stowers singing "The Star-Spangled Banner" for his coworkers before they headed underground for the day.
"There is no kneeling in this bath house," Wriston wrote on Facebook. "We have daily safety meeting before every shift before these guys go underground, and we appreciate Josh volunteering to sing after the meeting."
The two men work for Mammoth Coal in Mammoth, West Virginia, which is owned by Alpha Natural Resources.
The video has received overwhelmingly positive reaction, with commenters complimenting Sowers' singing and the miners' patriotism.
The national anthem has become a topic of debate this NFL season, as many players and teams have followed Colin Kaepernick's lead and refused to stand for the anthem.