Community gathers for funerals of veterans who had no family
February 14, 2018
Silence filled the air Wednesday at Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery.
Tears rolled down the cheeks of strangers as they honored and remembered two veterans, who had no other family.
Although their families could not be found, over two hundred people visited Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery to attend the funerals of retired Army Cpl. Howard Mason Lyman and retired Navy Hospital Corpsman, First Class Randy Glade Shultz.
"We may have not known the veterans, but it is important to have the public remember what these men sacrificed when they served our country," said Eric Brown, deputy director for the Texas State Veterans Cemetery. "They did not know us, but that didn't stop them from from raising their right hand to defend us."
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