Thousands of People Show Up for Funeral for Veteran with No Family, and It’s Beautiful

January 28, 2019Jan 28, 2019

Americans proved once again on Monday why our country is the greatest nation on earth.

The Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery on the outskirts of Fort Hood military base put out a simple request last week, and people responded incredibly.

On their Facebook, the cemetery wrote, “We have the distinct honor to provide a full military burial for unaccompanied United States Air Force Veteran Joseph Walker on MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery. If you have the opportunity, please come out and attend.”

“We do NOT leave Veterans behind 🇺🇸”

After the post went viral, people from all over responded, promising to be there. The Wind Therapy Freedom Riders informed the cemetery that they’d be riding out to the service, and other people got the news out to many media outlets.

On Monday, thousands of people showed up to pay their respect to a man who they did not know but who had served their country, KWTX reported. The cars waiting in line to enter the cemetery stretched for miles. Reports indicated that the line of cars stretched up to 6,000 vehicles.

"Today, we're not strangers; today, we are family. This is our brother, Joseph Walker," said Marc George of the Christian Motorcyclists Association, according to NPR.

God bless America!

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