Whole Town Shows Up For Unknown Veteran's Funeral

Joseph Walker was laid to rest Monday and those that came to the funeral couldn't tell you much about him -- except that he served his country. Walker, born in 1946, was in the Air Force during the Vietnam War era and was discharged from service honorably.

A call to action

Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery had a simple request."We have the distinct honor to provide a full military burial for unaccompanied United States Air Force Veteran Joseph Walker," their Facebook post from January 24 read. "If you have the opportunity, please come out and attend. We do NOT leave Veterans behind. So many people showed up that vehicles were backed up onto a nearby highway. The ceremony started late to allow everyone to attend. "Today, we're not strangers. Today, we are family. This is our brother, Joseph Walker. I don't have a whole lot of information, but it doesn't matter," said a speaker at the funeral. "Today, we give him honors,"

 
 
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