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Thanks for sharing this - I also have a lump in my throat.
Saw this on Yahoo last night and I can say that tears were rolling down my cheeks. We need to thank our military men and women when we see one.
I had a few tears watching this and reading the story. Thanks for sharing.
How very touching and what a memorable ride for everyone on the plane, if that didn't touch their hearts there is something wrong with them. I always make an attempt to shake hands with service people in uniform regardless if it is at an airport or a local store. We should all be very thankful for their service and what it secures for us.
I'm afraid I'm a pretty cynical person these days, and when I just read a heartbreaking story, I'm never convinced it's true or is perhaps just one of those urban legends that fly through the internet. But to actually see the flag draped casket and hear the escort speaking to the passengers was truly moving. Thank you for sharing.