All's Well That Ends Well - Honors Rendered; RIP, AF Vet

Yooper

Childhood idol: George Washington, Fighter Pilot
PREMO Member
Here's my nominee for "feel good story of the day."


After Fearing No One Would Attend Texas Vet's Funeral, Huge Crowd Shows Up to Pay Their Respects




The staff at a Texas veterans cemetery couldn't find any members of a US Air Force veteran's family
to attend his burial, so they invited the public instead. And the response is heartwarming.
...

Janet Shamlian, a local journalist, also tweeted " Killeen, Texas: A line of cars stretching for miles to
attend the funeral of an Air Force Veteran with no family.. after fears he would be buried with no one
attending."
...

The Wind Therapy Freedom Riders also posted photos from the funeral on their Facebook page, writing,
"At Veteran Joseph Walker's funeral the man that was going to have an unaccompanied military burial
ended up with tons of love and support."





Thank you, Killeen, for doing what you did!

Honors rendered, RIP, AF vet Joseph Walker!

--- "Off we go into the Wild Blue Yonder, Soaring high into the sky!" (alternate lyrics; original: Robert MacArthur Crawford)
 
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Yooper

Childhood idol: George Washington, Fighter Pilot
PREMO Member

Yooper

Childhood idol: George Washington, Fighter Pilot
PREMO Member
I love that story! :yay:
Yeah, me, too. Brought tears to my eyes. As an Army vet it was wonderful/thrilling/"bawling like a baby" good to see the overwhelmingly Army community of Killeen (Fort Hood) come out and show the love to this Air Force veteran. We are a #BandOfBrothers (and Sisters!) (ref to Henry V St. Crispin's Day speech).

Apparently, this is "old news" though. Transporter knew about it two days ago.

So sorry, fellow forum members for posting old, stale, news. (Just a hint of :sarcasm:)

--- End of line (MCP)
 

gary_webb

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Here's my nominee for "feel good story of the day."


After Fearing No One Would Attend Texas Vet's Funeral, Huge Crowd Shows Up to Pay Their Respects




The staff at a Texas veterans cemetery couldn't find any members of a US Air Force veteran's family
to attend his burial, so they invited the public instead. And the response is heartwarming.


Thank you for posting this sir, and thank you for your service.

And If I may, I would like to add this to honor our fallen:

High Flight
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air.
Up, up the long delirious, burning blue,
I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle flew -
And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod
The high untresspassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.

Amen
 
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