JoJo is mourning the loss of her father, Joel Maurice Levesque, who passed away on Saturday (November 14).

The singer announced her father’s death on social media with a heartfelt message where she thanked the disabled veteran for “holding on as long as you did.”

JoJo said she will honor her father during a performance of the National Anthem at the Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday.

Read JoJo’s special tribute to her father.