Tennessee airport travelers stop to sing the national anthem to children of fallen heroes

Courtesy Jen Tringale

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — A video going viral shows Nashville travelers paying their respects to a plane full of children whose parent died in combat.

Video posted by Jen Tringale on Facebook shows strangers, friends and family who all stopped to sing along to "The Star-Spangled Banner" to children of fallen heroes.

Tringale wrote the children were headed to an all-expenses paid trip to Disney World. Tringale wrote that an announcement of the children's departure was made over the loud speaker and "the whole airport literally stopped" and sang the national anthem.

"I witnessed an international airport come to a complete stop today ... At the Nashville airport I walked out into the concourse to this scene @americanairlines was flying a plane full of children who had lost a parent in combat to Disneyworld on an all expenses paid trip and they threw a party for them at the gate??But when they announced them over the loud speaker and they lined up to board the plane the whole airport literally stopped and sang the national anthem with military present in salute. Most every person standing around, myself included was bawling at the sight of these kids and spouses who have paid so great a price for our country. To see all of this at Christmas time was so humbling. Seeing the general public in an airport stand still to honor these kids was simply beauitful. @bna_airport #nashville #fallenwarriors Gary Sinise Foundation #america #snowballexpress #christmas Garysinise" - Jen Tringale
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