"We as a chapter always like to get involved with the community," Phi Mu President Cameron Ponder told WDAM. "Since one of our members is a social work major at the University of Southern Mississippi, we just found this to be a great way to honor someone that has done so much for our country."
Because Sonnier is bedridden, he had to be brought to the dance on a gurney, WDAM reported.
Family members who watched the dance found it heartwarming.
“We're super grateful, because he hasn't been out the house in so long," Sonnier’s granddaughter, Samantha Owen, told WDAM. “All these ‘pretty women’ get to come around him. He gets to hand out flowers and just be himself. He hasn't been himself for awhile. So, he's super happy.”
Sonnier said he regretted that he could not get up and dance, but appreciated the gesture.
"It feels good to be with all these beautiful women," he told WDAM.