Hundreds of Kind Strangers Show Up to the Funeral for a Veteran With ‘No Surviving Family’

Feb 16, 05:17 AM

World War II veteran James McCue outlived his wife and family. But when he died at the age of 97 in Massachusetts in February, a crowd of hundreds still turned out for the decorated war veteran's funeral, thanks to a call for community presence sent out over social media via the Massachusetts Veterans’ Services Secretary and the City of Lawrence, and the kind hearts of dozens of strangers who rallied to remember him.

World War II veteran James McCue outlived his wife and family. But when he died at the age of 97 in Massachusetts in February, a crowd of hundreds still turned out for the decorated war veteran's funeral, thanks to a call for community presence sent out over social media via the Massachusetts Veterans’ Services Secretary and the City of Lawrence, and the kind hearts of dozens of strangers who rallied to remember him.