An Iowa Choir Honors a WWII Veteran on a Flight Back to the U.S. [VIDEO]
We've never heard "Battle Hymn of the Republic" sung more powerfully.
The Iowa Ambassadors of Music is a group of high school music students from various schools across the state that travel to different countries every year to perform. The group was on a flight back to the U.S. from Germany, when they were made aware that there was also an Army private on-board who was escorting the remains of a WWII soldier. When the plane landed in Atlanta, the pilot explained the mission of the private and that he would be traveling to his final destination of Houston, Texas. As he exited the plane with the veteran's remains, the Iowa Ambassadors of Music began to sing "Battle Hymn of the Republic" in his honor. This was an unplanned performance, but luckily another passenger on the flight managed to capture a video of it. Here's the video, but BE WARNED, it will probably make you tear up a bit!