Monday, May 4, 2015

A Veteran Died With No Home or Family. But the People of Oklahoma City Made Sure He Wasn’t Alone

Oklahoma – U.S. Navy aviation machinist airman Jerry Billings served his country dutifully in the 1960s, but when he died at the age of 69 this month, he was homeless and without family.

One woman wouldn’t let him be put to rest alone, however. City worker Christine Hoffman decided to dig back into the veteran’s story.

When she posted a sign about the funeral to social media, it went viral and received thousands of shares.

To everyone’s surprise and delight, nearly 1,000 total strangers, motivated by nothing other than their desire to pay tribute to a fallen American soldier, showed up to the funeral, including a large group of bikers, there in earnest to pay their respects to the vet. More

Adagio Teas

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