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Passenger records extraordinary moment during flight

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A passenger on a Delta flight from Atlanta to Los Angeles recorded an event that left every passenger speechless. 

What the passenger recorded was the pilot of the plane telling them, about 45 minutes before landing, that their flight was part of an escort for a fallen soldier.  He explained that some of the military members on board were part of the escort and he asked that everyone stay seated for a few moments after landing to allow them to leave the plane first.

It was what the pilot told them after the escorts left that kept the passengers in silence.

He said, "I just addressed the escort. It is a sworn oath to bring home, to the family, the fallen." He paused and then said, "Today you all did that, you are all escorts, escorts of the heart."

The full account can be found here: http://travel.yahoo.com/ideas/fallen-soldier-213011521.html