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Elderly WWII Veterans Turn Terminal Into Dance Floor During Flight Delay.

veterans dancing

Layovers are just a part of life and sure, you can sit there like everybody else and sulk about something you can’t control…

But what’s the fun in that when you’re surrounded by a captive audience, one that’s just waiting for anything exciting to happen? If you don’t have anything better to do, why not take the opportunity to sing or dance, maybe even both? That’s precisely what happened a few summers ago when a group of veterans found themselves stuck at Washington, D.C.’s Reagan National Airport.

airport terminal layover

They’d traveled to the nation’s capital to see the World War II memorial as part of the Honor Flight program, which provides the transportation free of cost. Unfortunately, their plane back to Kentucky was delayed, so they were stuck in the terminal for the foreseeable future.

Fortunately, three women, members of the Ladies of Liberty singing group, provided some entertainment with a cheerful rendition of The Andrews Sisters’ iconic war song, “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.â€

ladies of liberty

Thankfully, Grace Gupton was there in the audience, and she filmed what happened next! An elderly gentleman gets up from his seat, and you’re thinking he’s just going to walk around and stretch his legs while he has the chance…

dancing veteran

But it’s clear his aches and pains are all a ruse when he turns the terminal into his very own dance floor and starts busting some serious moves!


As the dancing continues, another vet is led up to the singing trio, and he slides his arm around the waist of one of the women, joining the chorus.

A spectator sees and approaches the elderly gentleman and pulls him away – and suddenly they’re swing dancing, twirling to the delight of everyone in the terminal!

dancing veteran

Grace wrote that the World War II veterans dancing in the video were Marin Perryman and Paul Kopey. She added, “Don’t you hope you can dance like that in your 90’s?!”

Watch these two heroes show what it truly means to be young at heart in the video below, and don’t forget to share this joyous, unexpected performance with others!

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