High School Choir Honors Fallen Soldier’s Return Home With Song
On a flight from Germany to the U.S., a fallen soldier and his companion got a surprising tribute from a high school choir. Diane Cupp captured the moment in a moving video she posted to Facebook, which has since been viewed over 350,000 times, as of press time.
According to her post, as they landed in Atlanta, the pilot announced that the remains of a WWII soldier were on board and would be the first to exit the plane, along with the soldier who was escorting his remains home. That’s when the Iowa Ambassadors of Music got up to pay him tribute.
The choir, which is made up of 350 Iowa students, had been on a 16-day tour of Europe singing in England, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, and Italy, according to APlus.
“It was absolutely beautiful, to see the respect that these kids had, I just had to capture it,” Cupp told WSBTV.com. “It was an awesome treat for me and something I will never forget.”