A passenger, Julia Jette and her husband, were taking a flight from Anchorage to Seattle via Alaska Airlines. While waiting to board, an airport staff member, Denise Snow, made an announcement. She revealed that the ashes of a 21-year-old veteran would be sharing the flight. After the announcement, she persisted to sing the national anthem beautifully, as a tribute to those who have fought bravely for their country.

Luckily, Julia caught the occurrence on video with the caption, “fighting back tears,” and was able to share it with the world. Now, more people can send their positive thoughts and condolences to the family of the hero who passed.

The video, while truly heartbreaking, really is an amazing tribute to those who risk their lives every single day. It should be shared with family and friends to bring awareness to those who have lost their lives in active duty. RIP brave soldier.