Selfless, courageous, and honorable. These are the words that best capture the actions of our warriors who are defending our nation. Our ability to spend time with our cherished family, a benefit we enjoy at their expense, would not be possible without them. Although there is a considerable decline in the number of casualties each year, yet, the prospect of losing their lives on the battlefield remains a terrifying thought.
A wife who will never be able to kiss her husband, a husband who will never sleep next to his wife, a child who will never experience the warmth of a parent’s embrace, and a parent who will never be able to see their lovely child are all affected by every man we lose in battle.
So each year, Forrest Gump star Gary Sinise, who played the role of Lieutenant Dan, helps more than one thousand children of fallen US soldiers go to Disney World.
Around 1,750 people, including the children and their living parents, are able to enjoy the holiday as a result of Gary’s generosity and charity. As they are allowed to display a gold star after losing a parent in a war, the children and their families are known as “Gold Star Families.”
Now, according to DailyWire, as the children of fallen service members were boarding their flight as kids were being flown to Disneyworld. They wanted to pay them a special honor. Bystanders who were traveling in and out of Nashville’s busy airport got an unforgettable performance. Travelers from all over the country stopped to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
And Jen Tringale who was just walking to her gate while traveling through the international airport when she witnessed the special moment, she then shared the touching sight she had witnessed on her social media account.
“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.” Jen narrated.
However, more than the all-expenses-paid trip to Disney World for the children of our fallen heroes, she was moved by an even greater act.
“When they announced them over the loudspeaker 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,” Jen recounted, detailing the sentimental gesture she took part in.
“Seeing the general public in an airport stand still to honor these kids was simply beautiful,” she continued.
More than 1 million people saw the video in a short period of time after it touched the emotions of thousands of viewers. The children who paid an incredible price for the freedom and independence we enjoy today were brought to tears by the video, and viewers couldn’t help but feel for them.
“God Bless these Families who lost a spouse in the Military or these little children who lost a Mommy or Daddy. God Bless American Airlines for doing a Wonderful thing to send these children to Disneyworld and make them happy. God Bless Our Military for Sacrificing for Our Freedom and God Bless America.” A Facebook user said, praying for the healing families.
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