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Watch: Awesome Tribute by Airline Gate Agent for WWII Vets On Their Way to France for D-Day
Top Right News ^ | 06-06-2014 | Jason DeWitt

Posted on 06/06/2014 7:38:04 AM PDT by montag813

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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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KEYWORDS: dday; normandy; veterans; wwii
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Classy move by this Delta gate agent...
1 posted on 06/06/2014 7:38:04 AM PDT by montag813
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To: montag813

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.


2 posted on 06/06/2014 7:41:18 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (et)
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To: montag813

I appreciated the gesture, but like so many others who sing the anthem, she pronounced rockets as rockits, and perilous a perulus.


3 posted on 06/06/2014 7:41:32 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: montag813

God Bless them all.


4 posted on 06/06/2014 7:47:20 AM PDT by Tugo (Never Forget.)
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To: luvbach1

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.


5 posted on 06/06/2014 7:53:02 AM PDT by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: luvbach1
I appreciated the gesture, but like so many others who sing the anthem, she pronounced rockets as rockits, and perilous a perulus.

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?

Really??

Really?

Have a great day....

6 posted on 06/06/2014 7:54:17 AM PDT by China Clipper ( Animals? Sure I like animals. See? There's one there, right next to the potatoes!)
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To: ottbmare

Exactly what I thought. A beautiful unexpected touching tribute. but he doesn’t like how 2 words were pronounced. lol. Wake up.


7 posted on 06/06/2014 7:54:42 AM PDT by wattsgnu
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To: luvbach1

‘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.


8 posted on 06/06/2014 7:56:54 AM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: ottbmare

She actually said perolous.


9 posted on 06/06/2014 7:58:27 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: luvbach1

you seem like the sort of person who when given a gift would complain about the wrapping paper used.


10 posted on 06/06/2014 8:00:16 AM PDT by Lacey2
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To: ottbmare
Having taken voice lessons and being in a choir I understand. Pronunciation is very critical.
11 posted on 06/06/2014 8:02:53 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (I lost my phased plasma rifle in a tragic hovercraft accident.)
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To: luvbach1

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.


12 posted on 06/06/2014 8:06:56 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: montag813
Three cheers for the men of "E"asy Company.

We lucky few...we band of brothers


13 posted on 06/06/2014 8:07:56 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: montag813

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.


14 posted on 06/06/2014 8:08:24 AM PDT by two23 (My Dad said they were all commies back in the 60's. He was right.)
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To: luvbach1
I'll stand up for you. My choir director is so strict on pronunciation that last year I presented him with a combination baton / brass knuckles (think trench knife) for disciplining offenders.
15 posted on 06/06/2014 8:08:41 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (I lost my phased plasma rifle in a tragic hovercraft accident.)
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To: luvbach1

I think one of the vets had a button undone, too. Pretty much ruined the whole thing for me. < /sarc>


16 posted on 06/06/2014 8:09:01 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: montag813

Wonderful

Is she going to get audited?


17 posted on 06/06/2014 8:10:21 AM PDT by stanne
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To: luvbach1

In thinking about it, if he sang “rockITs” that’s a very, very closed, tight sound. Most teachers would correct that.


18 posted on 06/06/2014 8:10:25 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: ThomasMore

Currahee!


19 posted on 06/06/2014 8:13:02 AM PDT by stanne
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To: montag813; onyx
Aww!

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 :)

20 posted on 06/06/2014 8:13:13 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: CrazyIvan
If she was a professional performing at a baseball game for pay, you might--might--have a point. But in his situation, when a patriotic person is making a spontaneous gesture of gratitude, any criticism at all is inappropriate. That would be the case if she sang badly or sang with an accent. If singing the Star-Spangled Banner is limited to those who pronounce everything flawlessly then my immigrant father, who loves and fought for this nation, could not have sung it either.
21 posted on 06/06/2014 8:14:06 AM PDT by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: firebrand

I heard purulus


22 posted on 06/06/2014 8:16:35 AM PDT by stanne
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To: luvbach1

Petty

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


23 posted on 06/06/2014 8:18:33 AM PDT by stanne
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To: Joe 6-pack

Some people would bitch if hanged with a silk rope.


24 posted on 06/06/2014 8:18:40 AM PDT by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: luvbach1
Thank you for your service. :o/

National Anthem Airport Gate Acappella Phonetics Unit

25 posted on 06/06/2014 8:19:50 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Too funny!


26 posted on 06/06/2014 8:30:18 AM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: montag813

Wow !


27 posted on 06/06/2014 8:33:08 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: montag813

I’m surprised that the TSA goons didn’t break it up.


28 posted on 06/06/2014 8:41:47 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
The greatest generation have seen most of their numbers pass on, due to the passage of time.

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.

29 posted on 06/06/2014 8:42:28 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Truth sounds like hate to those who hate truth.)
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To: luvbach1

Regional accent. You don’t have one?


30 posted on 06/06/2014 8:44:57 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: ThomasMore

Hbo had the first two hours on today.


31 posted on 06/06/2014 8:48:10 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: luvbach1
I appreciated the gesture, but like so many others who sing the anthem, she pronounced rockets as rockits, and perilous a perulus.

Regional accents.I say "rockits" and "perulus" myself.Folks in other parts of the country might say it differently.

32 posted on 06/06/2014 8:58:16 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Dr. Ursus

I thought that mini-series was done very well. Nice tribute to all those who served, especially E Company.


33 posted on 06/06/2014 9:00:48 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: montag813

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.


34 posted on 06/06/2014 9:01:16 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: montag813; everyone


WE'LL MEET AGAIN

WHITE CLIFFS OF DOVER

YANKEE DOODLE DANDY


35 posted on 06/06/2014 9:02:41 AM PDT by potlatch ("Dream as if you'll live forever...Live as if you'll die today")
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To: montag813

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.


36 posted on 06/06/2014 9:13:17 AM PDT by cyclotic (America's premier outdoor adventure association for boys-traillifeusa.com)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Some people would bitch if hanged with a silk rope.


37 posted on 06/06/2014 9:21:48 AM PDT by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: Timber Rattler

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.


38 posted on 06/06/2014 9:26:22 AM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: montag813

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.


39 posted on 06/06/2014 9:29:31 AM PDT by 75thOVI ("The crews of all submarines captured should be treated as pirates and hanged". Sir Arthur Wilson)
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To: Gay State Conservative

There are accents and there are mispronunciations. IMO hers were the latter.


40 posted on 06/06/2014 9:57:59 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: Timber Rattler
Regional accent. You don’t have one?

Actually, I don't. I've lived over 60 years in Southern California.

41 posted on 06/06/2014 9:59:47 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: stanne

I said I appreciated her gesture. I guess you missed that.


42 posted on 06/06/2014 10:01:00 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: montag813

Seems to me Delta’s been in a whole lot of these stories lately. God Bless ‘em.


43 posted on 06/06/2014 10:01:19 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: luvbach1

Yeah, I’d say 90% of your respondents missed it, what with all that fault-finding


44 posted on 06/06/2014 10:02:30 AM PDT by stanne
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To: China Clipper
The best YOU can say...is she pronounced some words improperly?

Actually, I also said I appreciated her gesture.

45 posted on 06/06/2014 10:03:34 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: montag813

That was beautiful. Thankfully, I have a box of tissues near my desk.


46 posted on 06/06/2014 10:03:55 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: montag813

Pleased to hear it sung straight up. She held off from her own personal embellishment until the very end.


47 posted on 06/06/2014 10:07:19 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: luvbach1

I didn’t hear that. I heard a wonderful, loving tribute to our WWII Veterans.


48 posted on 06/06/2014 10:07:40 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham
I heard a wonderful, loving tribute to our WWII Veterans. I heard that also.
49 posted on 06/06/2014 10:11:42 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: luvbach1
I heard a wonderful, loving tribute to our WWII Veterans.

I heard that also.

50 posted on 06/06/2014 10:12:21 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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