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    Students sing the as a uniformed Army private escorts remains of WWII soldier off plane

    Hope is alive...............

    A woman has captured the heartwarming moment a high school choir sang 'Battle Hymn of the Republic' as a uniformed Army private escorted the remains of a World War II veteran off a plane.

    The touching tribute took place on a plane that traveled from Germany to Atlanta on July 18.

    'Glory, glory hallelujah,' the group of students - who were part of the Iowa Ambassadors of Music Choir - sang after the pilot announced the uniformed Army private was exiting the plane first.

    Diane Cupp, who filmed the stirring rendition and posted it on Facebook, wrote about the 'beautiful' act.

    'On our flight from Germany there was a Army private in uniform that so happen to be escorting the remains of a WWII Soldier back home to Houston,' Cupp wrote.

    '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.'

    Since it was posted, the video has quickly gone viral and racked up more than 130,000 views.

    'That was beautiful it made my day,' one person wrote after watching the clip.

    'Wow! That's amazingly beautiful!' another said.

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    Very nice to know there are some people that still give our servicemen the respect they deserve. Good job.
    “Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are." - Benjamin Franklin


      Nice to see some kids still know how to show respect while the rest of the world searches for stupid animals on their phones.
      Pat ------> NRA Lifetime Endowment Member #FAAFO


        Simply heartwarming.
        "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction" R.R.


          Fitting tribute for an American hero. Good voices too. My allergies act up at the oddest times.

          It's a shame too many have chosen to sanitize the lyrics of that wonderful song. (I'm not saying these people in the video did since the clip only shows a small bit of the entire song).

          The line goes:
          "As HE died to make men holy, let us die to make men free……"
          Nowadays "die" is replaced by "live". That dilutes the entire meaning of the song.
          Exercise the Bill of Rights. It's good for your Constitution.


            This reminds me of the movie “Taking Chance” - It is based on a true story.

            It is a sincere and heartfelt movie about a military escort officer accompanying the body of a young marine (Chance Phelps) to his hometown for burial. The Marine was killed during Desert Storm.

            Be prepared to cry.