We would be remiss not to mention National POW/MIA Recognition Day that occurred last Friday, Sept 16th. In 2016 to date (15 July), 77 personnel have been recovered: 57 from WWII; 2 from Vietnam; and 18 from Korea. However, more than 82,000 Americans still remain unaccounted for past wars and conflicts. Below is just one example to honor and remember these soldiers that occurred last week in Atlanta GA.
A woman on a flight from Germany captured the heartwarming moments a choir paid tribute to a veteran whose body was being flown back to the United States. Diane Cupp said there was an Army private on the plane escorting the remains of a WWII soldier back home to Houston.
Also on board that flight was the Iowa Ambassadors of Music Choir. When the soldier’s remains were being taken off of the plane, the choir got up out of their seats, turned to the windows of the plane and started singing The Battle Hymn of the Republic. “To see those young people do that just melted my heart,” Cupp told Channel 2 Action News.