Regardless of your position, the U.S. Military is the best in the world. Their courage and sacrifice is second to none. On a recent flight from Atlanta to Los Angeles, passengers learned about 45 minutes before landing that a fallen soldier was on board, and that they were asked to remain seated until the uniformed soldiers on-board who were part of the escort de-planed first. The plane was silent, filled with honor and respect.
(source:Yahoo News,flight turns unforgettable when passengers learn of fallen soldier, John E. Discala,October 31st 2013)