The Breathtaking Moment A Choir Honoured A Soldiers Remains On A Plane

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The Breathtaking Moment A Choir Honoured A Soldiers Remains On A Plane

This is the extraordinary moment a high school choir breaks out into hymn whilst a soldier's remains are being escorted off a plane.

Diane Hollified Cupp will never forget her return flight to Atlanta thanks to the incredible display of respect.

The Tennessee resident had been holidaying with her husband in Europe visiting several preserved World War II sites.

At one of these historic sites, a guide had described how often the remains of fallen soldiers were found.


Cupp could've never dreamed that one day, she would be aboard a flight in the presence of one of those newly discovered heroes.

Upon landing in the US, the captain announced that an Army private was on board escorting the remains of a WWII soldier to his final resting place in Houston, Texas.

He would obviously be taken off the plane before anyone else.


As the Army Private escorted himself and the remains off the plane, the Iowa Ambassadors of Music Choir stood up proudly to sing the Battle Hymn of the Republic.

Cupp caught the heartstring-pulling moment on camera.

Watch as the young high school choir sings 'Glory, glory, hallelujah!' pitch-perfect.

It's enough the make the most hardened punter go all moist in the eyes.


Cupp uploaded the emotional footage to her Facebook, saying: "On our flight from Germany there was an Army private in uniform that so happen to be escorting the remains of a WW11 Soldier back home to Houston. The pilot announced he would be exiting the plane first, as he got up to leave there were a group of young people who had been on tour in Europe all of a sudden they broke out singing Glory Hallelujah. Listen how beautiful!! Will bring a tear to your eye."

"To see those young people do that just melted my heart," Cupp told Atlanta's WSB-TV Channel 2 Action News. "It was absolutely beautiful, to see the respect that these kids had, I just had to capture it. It was an awesome treat for me and something I will never forget."

The reactions have been equally impressed.


"These Millennials are first class human beings with their heads screwed on straight," James Ray commented on YouTube, defying the scrutiny surrounding the generation.

"Although he's not alive to know what's going on, the choir's actions set a good example for everyone else to follow regarding the life of a human being (regardless of whether that person was a soldier)," added fellow YouTube viewer Brandon E. Smith.

What a moment.

Featured Image Credit: Diane Cupp

Topics: WWII, soldier

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