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Glenn caps 19-year run with spectacular anthem performance before Game 6

Blues singer delivered final note ahead of last home game of series

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / Staff Writer

Charles Glenn sings final anthem

BOS@STL, Gm6: Charles Glenn sings final anthem

Cup Final, Gm6: On his final night as the Blues anthem singer, Charles Glenn discusses retirement before belting out the national anthem

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Charles Glenn left everything he had on the ice for his final national anthem performance.

The St. Louis Blues anthem singer delivered the goods in his final performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner" before Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Boston Bruins on Sunday.

Glenn delivered his usual powerful and soulful rendition for his final anthem and held the penultimate note for more than 12 seconds before the Blues' first potential championship-clinching game in their 52-year NHL history. He capped the performance by blowing kisses to the Enterprise Center crowd before unleashing several excited fist pumps.

Glenn, 64, performed the national anthem before Blues home games for 19 years but announced before the Stanley Cup Playoffs that he'd be retiring after St. Louis' season. He has been battling multiple sclerosis for years but still performed before every playoff home game and even managed to turn "Gloria" into a lullaby at a St. Louis hospital.

Mayor Lyda Krewson then met Glenn after his performance and declared Sunday Charles Glenn Day across St. Louis.

Tweet from @LydaKrewson: Right before the puck drop, I presented a Proclamation to retiring National Anthem singer and legend Charles Glenn- and named today... Charles Glenn Day in St Louis! Thanks for 19 years - tonight was your best ever! @StLouisBlues @NHL

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