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Iowa students show respect for fallen solider on plane

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FAYETTE COUNTY (KWWL) -

A group of talented young Iowans are being praised for their touching tribute to a fallen soldier.

On a flight home from Atlanta, high school kids from across Iowa singing, "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," as the remains of a World War Two veteran were carried off of the plane.

Iowa students singing to honor a fallen World War Two solider. This magical moment was caught on a cell phone.

"Music speaks louder than words and it did that day," said Zoey Frey, singer.

Singing "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," showing their respect as the remains of the solider were taken off the plane.

"First I felt kind of an awe that we were able to pay our respects to someone so important," Matthew Appler, singer.

"Just being able to show this respect for someone that's in the past, makes the future a better place," said Gabrielle Johnston, singer.

Six of the eleven musicians from Fayette county, singing for KWWL, showing us what everyone on the plane experienced.

"I just thought it was a really special moment for everyone on the plane, especially amongst all the terror that's going on in this world," said Johnston.

The students say they were simply honored to be part of something so special.

"Even we are young kids in high school how do we know something about respect like that, and we did?" said Frey.

Respecting the veteran with a song.

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