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Woman Finds Out Deceased Veteran Is On Plane, Refuses To Let It Go

veteran was being transported home to be buried. However, once she found out that she’d be sharing her flight with his soldier’s remains, she immediately stood up in the middle of the airport and made a huge scene.

Anytime a fallen soldier is transported home through an airline, it is a delicate matter for everyone involved. In fact, there is a proper protocol that escorts and airline employees must follow in order to ensure the preservation of the precious cargo and the sensitivity of the circumstance.

So when it was announced that a Vietnam veteran who had served more than two decades in the U.S. military was being discharged for his final journey, Alaska Airlines passengers were humbled into silence. However, when it came to one very vocal woman, she wasn’t about to let the situation go without expressing her feelings on the matter.

According to Julia Coleman Jett, who was traveling with her husband Neil from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport to Seattle, Washington, the airport was shocked when a black flight attendant interrupted the silence to make it known how she felt about traveling with a fallen veteran.

To the surprise of the crowd, Alaska Airlines employee Denise Snow cut through the tranquility with a powerful and heart-wrenching rendition of the national anthem when she sang to respectfully honor the soldier.

According to HuffPost, Neil recorded this, and luckily enough, he had his phone out to record it. “I was fighting back tears,” Jen wrote on Facebook. “This happened in the Anchorage airport just before we boarded our flight to Seattle. A fallen soldier’s ashes were being carried home on our plane. He served 21 selfless years in our military. What a moving experience and what an amazing voice of that Alaska Airlines employee.”

Once Snow was informed that the veteran identified only as AJ was making his final trip home, she announced the presence of his remains and stated that she would be offering the Star-Spangled Banner as a tribute to him. Her hauntingly beautiful voice immediately caused everyone within earshot to stand still and offer their respects.

Neil, who recorded the video, explained that nearly everyone in the airport stood at attention to show their respects for the fallen veteran. He claims that “all but two people stood in reverence” of Snow’s performance of the national anthem. “It was awesome to see the hundreds of people stop in their tracks to pull their hats off in standard attention to show their respect,” he commented.

Although Snow isn’t required to do anything special to honor military personnel, she chooses to sing the national anthem anytime a fallen soldier is transported on her flight. Additionally, she does the same in honor of veterans making the Honor Flight, which was founded by a non-profit organization dedicated to transporting U.S. military veterans to visit war memorials free of charge.

Denise Snow hasn’t come forward with any response for the adulation she’s received for the recording of her singing, which has since gone viral. In fact, it seems as if she hopes to deflect the attention away from her otherworldly talents to the men and women whom she chooses to honor.

It’s refreshing to see an employee of one of the busiest and most stressful jobs taking the time out of her day to give respect to those who’ve served our country. Perhaps if more people did the same, we wouldn’t be as politically and socially divided as we are today.

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