The funeral home handling the burial of a veteran with no family feared he would be laid to rest with no one there to say goodbye but on the day of his funeral they were shocked at just how many people turned out to pay their respects.
Thousands of people turned out to pay their final respects to a man they didn’t know.
Joseph Walker served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War era and was discharged honorably in 1968.
He passed away at the age of 72 years old.
When walker died, the funeral home couldn’t get in-touch with any of his family and sparked a call to action across social media and national television.
And that call was answered as car after car lined the roads in and around the cemetery for at least a mile. The turnout was so big that services started late so that everyone could attend.
The funeral ended with a traditional flag folding ceremony and a man that many feared would be buried with no one by his side, was laid to rest surrounded by the love from thousands of strangers.