“Glory, Glory Hallelujah.”
It was on this plane–a Delta Airlines flight coming from Germany to Atlanta Georgia–where a number of kids from the Iowa Ambassadors of Music Choir were making their way back to the mid-west.
“It was a bunch of kids from across the state of Iowa who came together, there was like 350 of us.”
They spent over two weeks travelling through many different countries and performing along the way.
And while Clayton, Croston and Henry say their trip was life changing–there was still one more performance left–and this one–wasn’t on the schedule.
“I was really confused, I was really tired, I didn’t know what he wanted us to do I wasn’t sure what he was asking.”
One of the flight attendents spoke with one of the choir’s director’s Luke Johnson saying they had a member of the U-S military on board who was bringing remains of a World War II veteran back to the states from Germany–and that he would be the first off the plane.
So Johnson had an idea.
When the plane landed–members from the choir stood up and began singing Battle Hymn of the Republic.
After that–people on the flight who weren’t affiliated with the choir–began to join in as well.
“It was really cool to see that everyone just kind of came together and pitched in, I mean, who can say sang on a plane for remains of a soldier, it was very heart warming.”
During their impromptu performance–some passengers pulled their phones out and this video you are watching–in the span of around six days–has gotten over 65-thousand views.
“Of course we didn’t have any idea this was going to be recorded, we’re just like here’s this amazing experience that we can be apart of and you know it really was.”