Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Vet With No Friends Or Family Has 800 Show Up At His Funeral

There can still be some faith in humanity as acts of kindness
and charity are still around.

Hundreds of people turned out in Lancaster, Kentucky, to provide a military funeral to a United States veteran they didn't even know. 

Vietnam veteran Don Kaas died at age 66 at a VA hospital in late July. 

The hospital was unable to locate any members of the former sailor's family, so an owner of a local funeral home stepped in. 

After the remains went unclaimed for a few weeks, Lancaster Funeral Home owner Shane Young decided to post about it on Facebook. 

He said he was hoping that at least a few people would show up to pay their respects, but the response quickly "snowballed."

"It was an overwhelming response. We knew that night something special was happening," said Young.

With support from local veterans organizations, an estimated 800 people showed up to honor Kaas and provide him with a full military funeral.

Not much is known about Kaas. He served on a submarine during the Vietnam War and later moved to Kentucky because he loved horses.

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