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'Simply beautiful': Nashville airport patrons sing 'Star-Spangled Banner' to children of fallen soldiers

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By KAYLIN JORGE, FOX 17 News

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

Video posted Saturday by international author and speaker 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 at Nashville International Airport.

Tringale wrote that the children were headed to an all-expenses-paid trip to Walt Disney World.

According to Tringale, an announcement of the children's departure was made over the loudspeaker and "the whole airport literally stopped" and sang the national anthem.

Below is Tringale's full Facebook post:

"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"

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