DECEMBER 12, 2018 — A viral video of people singing the national anthem at the Nashville International Airport has captured hearts across the country.
Jen Tringale said, "As people sing the national anthem, some had their hand on their heart, most had tears running down their face like I did, and it was just a moment I will never forget."
Aaron and Amber Diaz of Murfreesboro were boarding a plane to Disney World as the entire concourse sung the national anthem. The Gary Sinise Foundation provides this free trip to children who lost a parent in combat. Aaron's father Spc. Isaac Diaz was killed in Afghanistan when his military vehicle overturned.
Tringale said, “This year the Gary Sinise Foundation and American Airlines partnered with Disney and they sent 1,722 families to Disney on an all expenses paid trip for 5 days and it’s really incredible what this foundation does, they don’t just go to Disney, but they are met there with counselors and therapists, they are met there with college counselors, there’s scholarships that are awaiting them, I mean it’s really amazing."
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Tringale said, "The affect it had on me was we can just never forget the sacrifice that these families had made. Their sacrifice really isn't a one time sacrifice it's a sacrifice that they pay the price for every day."