Teenagers start singing as the remains of a deceased soldier taken off the plane

Diane Cupp and her husband had no idea what was ahead of them when they boarded an aircraft in Germany to return home. It’s interesting to note that it wasn’t even their intended flight.

She feels as if everything is a divine arrangement.

Everything began when the Delta Air Lines flight had a stopover in Atlanta. Before anybody got up from their seats, the pilot announced that a US Army private on board would be leaving first since he was returning home with a WWII soldier’s remains.

The most amazing event happened as soon as the private stood up to exit the aircraft.

The Battle Hymn of the Republic was sung in a group of students’ honor. Everyone listened in silence, including Cupp, who took out her phone to record the heartwarming performance.

She shared: “It was so emotional. I was just so proud of the young people who started singing and the respect that they showed. My heart just melted.”

The children were actually skilled vocalists from the state of Iowa


At the conclusion of the flight, the flight attendants brought up the soldier and went to the director. Luke Johnson, one of the choir leaders for the group, provided the following explanation to the media:

“We were really honored because … in times of need, or times of struggle, people tend to go to music for comfort.”

The ensemble’s closing song throughout their concerts, “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” was the tune they decided to perform.


The event moved everyone on board, including the students and other travelers.

Cupp had been seeing World War II-era sites in France and Germany with her husband. She was also emotional, which was not surprising.

She said:

“Right now, we’re a nation that’s so divided that it’s just one of those moments where everybody comes together. There were tears in people’s eyes and tears in mine.”

Cupp’s intended return journey from Germany was on another flight. But while on their journey, her spouse developed a medical problem, which forced them to change flights.

It was, however, nearly fate for Cupp.

“I was on that flight for a reason. All the emotions from our trip of visiting concentration camps and a cemetery for American soldiers, I was just overwhelmed when they made the announcement about the soldier and (the choir) started singing.”

Diane Cupp decided to publish the video on Facebook, much like other individuals who record beautiful scenes, and it quickly gained popularity. The tale garnered widespread attention because the video instantly went viral.

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