Six Teens Step In As Pallbearers For War Veteran With No Close Male Relatives

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Our soldiers have nobly fought to protect freedom since our country’s birth, and have fought to protect those that could not protect themselves, even in foreign lands when called upon.” — John Linder

The admirable courage and inspiring selflessness that the veterans displayed while they were in duty deserves to live on our memories. There’s no doubt that if there is anyone who deserves our utmost respect, it is no other than our war veteran heroes who risked their lives for ours.

Thomas Hunter, a war veteran army who served in battlefield from the year 1942-1949, risked his life in the largest amphibious assault in our history. His dedicated his then young life to protect our country during the D-Day invasion of World War II.

After serving in the army by the end of 1949, Mr. Thomas Hunter lead a normal life. However, the war veteran did not get married. It seemed that he was already happy in the company of his 11 siblings.

Sadly, on the 12th day of September, Mr. Thomas Hunter took his last breath. At the ripe age of 93, the war veteran who fought during the WW2 passed away, leaving a few nieces behind.

But since Mr. Hunter managed to outlive his 11 siblings, none of his immediate family is left to carry his casket. During the planning of his funeral, his surviving nieces did not know who they could ask to carry Mr. Thomas Hunter’s casket.

Fortunately, the funeral director at Southern Funeral Homes in Winnfield, Louisiana knew what to do. Bryan Price, the director, reached out to the local football coach, Lyn Bankston to ask for help.

The local football coach then asked if any of the young men he knew would be willing to carry the casket of a war veteran. Knowing that these young men do not only possess strong leadership skills but an admirable kind heart as well, he knew they would be more than willing to lend a hand.

Watch the heartwarming video below from USA Today and may their story remind us not to forget about the heroes who stood up for our country.

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