Remains of Deceased WW II Soldier Inspires Choir to Sing on Plane

A Tennessee woman was returning from an overseas flight when something unusual happened.

Diane Hollifield Cupp landed in Atlanta from Germany, last Wednesday, and reports the pilot announced an Army private was on board, escorting the remains of a World War II soldier home to Houston. The pilot asked that the private be let off the plane first.

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Despite being tired and jetlagged as you'd expect, a choir on board decided to pay the deceased soldier a posthumous honor by singing The Battle Hymn of the Republic.

According to a local report, it was the Iowa Ambassadors of Music Choir whose members rose from their seats and turned to face the plane's windows as they sang.

Cupp shot the video, which shows a man conducting the choir.

She said, "To see those young people [sing like] that just melted my heart."