An elementary school in Chesterfield County, Virginia is remembering a soldier who died in Afghanistan in a special way.

Thursday, on the 69th anniversary of D-Day, the kids at Woolridge Elementary sang a song to the family of Kyle Stoekli.

He died Saturday in a roadside bombing.

Stoekli went to Wooldridge Elementary when he was a kid.

His mother says she still has a lot of sadness and pain inside, but yesterday's tribute left her honored.

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