[Video] Hundreds of People Show Up to Honor WW2 Vet Who Died With No One to Attend His Funeral

November 12 2013
by GSL Staff
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ww2vetHere’s a feel good story for you.

Over 500 people in Lancashire, United Kingdom showed up the funeral of a British WW2 vet whose obituary went viral last week.

The obituary stated that Harold Jellicoe “Coe” Percival had “no close family who can attend.”

The obituary went on to ask that any service members who could attend would be greatly appreciated.

Well, the power of the Internet and social media kicked in, sending the obituary around the world.

The result? Over 500 people who never met Harold showed up to honor the former RAF bomber who died at the age of 99.

The service was held yesterday, Nov 11, Armistice Day in the UK and Veteran’s Day in the USA.

Well done Internet. Well done.

Sources: Guns.com, ABC News

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