Cemetery Invites Public to Funeral for Veteran Who Died Alone — Boy, Did They Show Up

Virginia Kruta, Associated Editor 

The Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery was unable to locate any family members to attend services for a Vietnam Air Force veteran named Joseph Walker — so staff members charged with organizing his funeral made a public plea for attendance.

“We do not leave veterans behind,” they said. (RELATED: Dan Crenshaw Puts Trump’s Veterans Day Whiff On Arlington In Perspective)

The Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery was unable to locate any family members to attend services for a Vietnam Air Force veteran named Joseph Walker — so staff members charged with organizing his funeral made a public plea for attendance.

“We do not leave veterans behind,” they said. (RELATED: Dan Crenshaw Puts Trump’s Veterans Day Whiff On Arlington In Perspective)

Texas did not disappoint. Pictures poured in on Monday from people who attended Walker’s funeral, showing long lines of cars and crowds waiting to pay their respects to a hero.

Walker, who served in the Air Force from 1964-1968, including service in Vietnam, was buried with full military honors on Monday. By all accounts, his service was very well attended.

 

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