An American soldier who gave his life on a World War II battlefield has come home to a hero’s welcome more than 70 years later.
At the end of a Delta Air Lines flight from Frankfurt, Germany, to Atlanta on July 18, the pilot informed the passengers that a U.S. Army private would be escorting the remains of a World War II soldier off the plane before everyone could disembark.
As the soldier’s remains were transported, members of the Iowa Ambassadors of Music choir spontaneously sang a beautiful rendition of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” in his honor.
The moving performance of the choir singing, “Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!” was captured on video by fellow passenger Diane Cupp, 62, from Johnson City, Tennessee, who posted it on Facebook.
“It was so emotional,” Cupp told ‘Today‘. “I was just so proud of the young people who started singing and the respect that they showed. My heart just melted.”
Source: Choir Sings on Plane to Honor Fallen WWII Soldier Being Brought Home | NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/national-international/Choir-Sings-on-Plane-to-Honor-Fallen-WWII-Soldier-Being-Brought-Home-388713412.html#ixzz4H8mOw7Yu
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