100-year-old veteran wows with Star-Spangled Banner performance

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Dominick Critelli played the national anthem at Hempstead's Independence Salute to Veterans.

HEMPSTEAD, Long Island (WABC) -- A 100-year-old veteran captivated the crowd as he played the Star-Spangled Banner on Saturday night.

Dominick Critelli played the national anthem on his saxophone at Hempstead's Independence Salute to Veterans.

Critelli is not only a splendid musician, but he also has a generous spirit.

"I'm always ready to help anybody, you know I would do anything because they would do it for me," Critelli said. "I was so happy when they asked me to come here tonight."

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Critelli came to America from Italy when he was 8 years old.

He says he sees a change happening across the country and it's for the better.

The Salute to Veterans event also included fireworks and a concert featuring the Commodores.

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