Hundreds Spent Valentine’s Day At A WWII Veteran’s Funeral

Hundreds Spent Valentine’s Day At A WWII Veteran’s Funeral | World War Wings Videos

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James McCue passed away on February 7th, 2019. At 97 years old, the highly decorated U.S. Army veteran had no surviving family members. With the funeral just days away, Massachusetts Veterans’ Services Secretary Francisco Urena sent out this tweet inviting community members to the service:

The locals of Lawrence, Massachusetts gave an overwhelming response. Hundreds came to stand in the snow to pay their respects on February 14th. The fact that it was Valentine’s Day only seemed to make the ceremony even more special.

The Lawrence Police Department even shared photos of the massive crowd on their Facebook page and many veterans also attended.

As Urena stated in his tweet, McCue served and excelled in five major battles during the war. Urena’s hope was that the event, in addition to honoring the American hero, would be a teaching moment for younger generations. May we never forget the sacrifices of our veterans. May we strive to be worthy of them. May we cherish those we have left.

James McVue’s funerall on February 14 in Lawrence, Massachusetts. | ABC News / YouTube

From the looks of it, the message hit home.

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