Goosebumps: Busy Nashville airport comes to a halt as travelers sing national anthem for children of fallen soldiers

For cynical Americans who follow politics closely, a touching scene that unfolded at the Nashville airport proves that there’s still hope yet for this country.

Traffic at a busy Nashville International Airport came to halt for one brief, beautiful moment over the weekend when travelers sang the national anthem for children who had lost their parents in combat, CBS affiliate WREG reported.

The heartwarming incident, captured on video and shared on Facebook, reportedly reduced more than one onlooker to tears.

The children and their families were traveling to Disney World in Florida, as part of “The Snowball Express,” a Gary Sinise Foundation program that supports children of fallen service members, according to WREG.

The video, posted by Jen Tringale, who was on her way to Florida, has been viewed well over 1 million times.

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“Most every person standing around, myself included was bawling at the sight of these kids and spouses who have paid so great a price for our country,” Tringale said in the caption. “To see all of this at Christmas time was so humbling.”

An equally touching scene was captured in the send off for the military families as they boarded “The Snowball Express.”

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In fact, even though he was traveling with the Gold Star children, Sinise still found time to help a family who wanted to honor the wish of their deceased grandfather — the man was a disabled vet and wanted to be buried in a Navy uniform.

Actor James Woods reached out to Sinise on Twitter after the family contacted him:

Within 15 minutes, Woods got a reply from his friend.

“Honestly Gary is one of the very finest civilian Americans out there…” Woods said in a tweet that accompanied a screenshot of Sinese’s response.

Tom Tillison


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