COQUITLAM (NEWS 1130) – A Coquitlam resident has marked a milestone, singing Canada’s national anthem for the 365th night in a row.
On Thursday, Adam Turpin went outside his home where he was greeted by some neighbours.
He’s been singing the anthem on his street every day for the last year to honour essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
So pleased to have been part of this milestone. For the past 365 days, Coquitlam resident Adam Turpin has been stepping…
Coquitlam’s mayor, Richard Stewart, shared videos and photos on Facebook of Turpin singing the anthem on Thursday night.
Stewart says he works with Turpin’s mother, but was only just recently made aware of the man’s efforts.
“An amazing tribute, from a local teacher,” Stewart wrote, adding certain parts of the anthem held a more special meaning in this difficult time.
While just about everyone has stopped the 7pm cheer a year into the pandemic, one tradition to support frontline workers has continued. Last night, Adam Turpin sang the national anthem outside of his #Coquitlam home for the 365th day in a row. More on @NEWS1130. (@MayorStewart) pic.twitter.com/EniGvCLnIt
— Monika Gul (@MonikaGul) April 9, 2021
“When he gets to the line that talks about us standing on guard for thee, perhaps it reminds us all that we all must stand on guard for each other,” the mayor added.
“They need to know that we’re going to make this, we’re going to make it through,” Turpin says in one of the videos.