Skip to comments.Watch: Awesome Tribute by Airline Gate Agent for WWII Vets On Their Way to France for D-Day
Posted on 06/06/2014 7:38:04 AM PDT by montag813
by Jason DeWitt | Top Right News
A group of World War II veterans got a sweet surprise on Wednesday, when a gate agent at the Detroit airport serenaded them with a beautiful rendition of the national anthem over the loudspeaker.
The moving moment came on Monday, when the agent at DTW, Anna Marie Barile, started to sing over the PA system for passengers waiting for Delta flight 98 from Detroit to Paris.
There were 12 WWII veterans on this particular flight, which was headed to Omaha Beach to recognize the 70th anniversary of D-Day. When it was announced over the PA system that they were WWII veterans, they received a standing ovation from all the travelers.
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This is very heartwarming.
And, considering that this is the 70th anniversary, this could be the last trip for many of these vets. The greatest generation have seen most of their numbers pass on, due to the passage of time. Glad to see us honor those remaining vets.
I appreciated the gesture, but like so many others who sing the anthem, she pronounced rockets as rockits, and perilous a perulus.
God Bless them all.
Oh for the sake of heaven, you’re complaining because you don’t agree on the precise pronunciation of two words? Seriously? You astonish me.
You're kidding right?
An individual sings her heart out for some WWII vets, and the best YOU can say, in a text, on a huge internet forum that is seen by tens of thousands of patriotic, conservative individuals who love their country and support their WWII vets, is she pronounced some words improperly?
Have a great day....
Exactly what I thought. A beautiful unexpected touching tribute. but he doesn’t like how 2 words were pronounced. lol. Wake up.
‘I appreciated the gesture, but like so many others who sing the anthem, she pronounced rockets as rockits, and perilous a perulus.’
Bi+ch, bi+ch, bi+ch.
She actually said perolous.
you seem like the sort of person who when given a gift would complain about the wrapping paper used.
Haven’t listened to this version - and you’re probably right - but singers often must slightly “mispronounce” words simply to make it easier to hit the note correctly. And it depends on the kind of singing. The late great Joan Sutherland didn’t even attempt to make her words clear - it was all about the perfect sound.
We lucky few...we band of brothers
Don’t make it about a flippant comment on this thread!
That was a top-notch, heartfelt, patriotic singing salute to our heroes.
God Bless America and Lord, please deliver us from evil.
I think one of the vets had a button undone, too. Pretty much ruined the whole thing for me. < /sarc>
Is she going to get audited?
In thinking about it, if he sang “rockITs” that’s a very, very closed, tight sound. Most teachers would correct that.
That is so sweet!
Back in 2009 when I was coming home from Air Force Basic and Tech School I was layed over in Memphis on a Delta flight and Ticket Man Called me up to the counter and told me I would be flying First Class Home!
It was a great experience too! Especially after 5 Months of Air Force Stuff.
Also earlier when I was making my way through the Memphis terminal Two Ladies, a white lady and a black lady of.....generous size, dressed in All Red and Shade Hats saw me coming let out a happy yell and just gave me the hug of a life time.
I will never forget any of that :)
I heard purulus
She hit every note, and didn’t ham it up by trying to hit the high note at the end.
I was busy as always checking for hands to heart and hats off
Some people would bitch if hanged with a silk rope.
National Anthem Airport Gate Acappella Phonetics Unit
I’m surprised that the TSA goons didn’t break it up.
I was very fortunate to have met an 82nd Airborne vet last year who was there and also was at Ardennes, Malmady and Bastogne. What stories he had.
Regional accent. You don’t have one?
Hbo had the first two hours on today.
Regional accents.I say "rockits" and "perulus" myself.Folks in other parts of the country might say it differently.
I thought that mini-series was done very well. Nice tribute to all those who served, especially E Company.
This reminds me a bit of a brief encounter I had with an elderly,wheelchair bound,Marine at the WWII Memorial in DC.He was being pushed by his son and as he was looking around he had tears in his eyes.I’ll never forget it.
About 15 years ago, I was asked to drive a busload of WWII vets to a parade.
As they got off, each one thanked me for driving. I tried to tell them the had no right to thank me for taking them on a ten minute bus ride after all they had done for us.
That was an awesome gesture by the gate agent.
BWI airport in Baltimore gets Honor Flights often. I’ve been there several times when these hero’s land or takeoff. You can always tell they’re coming by the clapping. For some reason, the airport always gets cloudy right then.
Some people would bitch if hanged with a silk rope.
Indeed. A clear breech in security there. Can’t have passengers speaking or acting freely.
Move along little dogies! Right up in that chute...don’t make me get the prod!
Honestly sometimes when flying that’s what I feel like: cattle on the way to the slaughter.
Years ago I used to drive a cab here in Brevard County. One of our regular passengers was a gentleman that we knew only as “Mac”. I knew he was a WWII Vet. (Korea and Vietnam too) He had mentioned going ashore on Utah beach on D-Day. I was reading a book called “Overlord” which mentions a Lt John McGirr who “amused himself” putting out a fire in a duce and a half ammo truck. I asked Mac if he knew anything about that. He said, “That’s how I got my first Silver Star.” God bless Mac, and all of his generation.
There are accents and there are mispronunciations. IMO hers were the latter.
Actually, I don't. I've lived over 60 years in Southern California.
I said I appreciated her gesture. I guess you missed that.
Seems to me Delta’s been in a whole lot of these stories lately. God Bless ‘em.
Yeah, I’d say 90% of your respondents missed it, what with all that fault-finding
Actually, I also said I appreciated her gesture.
That was beautiful. Thankfully, I have a box of tissues near my desk.
Pleased to hear it sung straight up. She held off from her own personal embellishment until the very end.
I didn’t hear that. I heard a wonderful, loving tribute to our WWII Veterans.
I heard that also.