Delta agent sings to World War II veterans boarding Detroit to Paris flight for D-Day anniversary

ROMULUS, Mich. (WXYZ) - Teary-eyed passengers came to a standstill as a Delta gate agent at Detroit Metro Airport broke out in song over the public address system Monday night. Anna Marie Barile sang the National Anthem as a large group of World War II veterans boarded a plane to Paris.

Barile, a DTW gate agent and Italian interpreter for Delta, sang out in tribute after learning that the elderly passengers had served in the military and were on their way to Normandy, France to mark the seventieth anniversary of D-Day on June 6.

"Everybody in the boarding area had tears in their eyes," said Elizabeth, another interpreter for Delta, who spoke with WXYZ.com.

 

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