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Travelers stop to observe national anthem at Nashville Airport

Sung to honor children of fallen service members
Posted: 11:45 AM, Dec 11, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-11 19:13:46Z

A touching moment from Nashville International Airport has gone viral after travelers stopped to observe the national anthem for a group of children who’ve lost a parent in combat. 

Jen Tringale captured the emotional moment Saturday at Concourse C. 

American Airlines was flying the children on an all-expense paid trip to Disney World as part of the Gary Sinise Foundation’s Snowball Express, and threw them a party before they boarded.  

In the video, travelers and service members alike paused while the national anthem was sung.  

“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 beautiful,” Tringale wrote in the post.  

Since the weekend, the video has been shared more than 8,000 times. 

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