Tenor to give Preakness military tribute

PIMLICO, Md. (WMAR) - World-renowned tenor Anthony Kearns will be featured during a special military tribute during this year's Preakness.

Kearns will sing "God Bless America" at about 2:45 p.m. and his performance will air live on NBC Sports. During his performance, the Northrup Grumman B-2 Spirit (also known as a stealth bomber) will make a flyover.

There will also be a demonstration by the Army's 82nd Airborne Division's All American Freefall Team a few minutes before Kearns sings.

Kearns said his appearance at the Preakness Stakes combines two of his great passions, music and horses. "I have a great fondness for horses which goes back to my childhood. Adding to this, I am honored to perform during the special military tribute," he said. "This truly will be a special moment for me."

Kearns is the original founding member of The Irish Tenors, and Ireland shares a long, rich history with the American horse industry. 

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