Airline Pays Beautiful Tribute To Missing Fallen Korean War Soldier After His Remains Are Finally Returned Home
The remains of a soldier who was killed in the Korean War were just returned home to the United States. To mark the occasion, Delta Airlines paid tribute to the soldier in a beautiful way.
When the casket carrying the soldier’s remains landed at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia, it was greeted by the Honor Guard of the Delta Air Lines. A second smaller casket also arrived with the bone fragments of another soldier whose body was already buried. Both caskets were covered in the American flag in honor of the sacrifice both soldiers made for their country.
In the video below, you’ll see the Delta Honor Guard receiving the caskets, lowering the flags, and reading a prayer for those who lost their life during the war. The Delta Honor Guard is made up of employees who have volunteered to receive every aircraft that carries the remains of fallen military service men and women. After the plane lands, the Delta Honor Guard marches in with flags from all five military branches. They then recite a prayer before the casket is unloaded onto a specialized Honor Guard vehicle for transfer to family, military or a final flight home.
“This group has grown to become legendary throughout the Delta system and beyond,” said Matt Sparks, V.P. – Airport Operations. “The way they honor the fallen and the humility that they carry drives hundreds of other people to show respect to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.”
Watch the emotional video below.