Tennessee honor guard ‘blown away’ by turnout at funeral for veteran who died with out household: report
United States Military veteran Charles Sidney Sides, 84, handed away this month with no dwelling household, so dozens of members of the general public attended his funeral Thursday to honor the fallen hero.
The Tri-County Veterans Honor Guard in Tennessee gave ultimate army honors to Sides, saying that he had solely been within the space for just a few days earlier than immediately passing away on June 1.
Photographs posted by WVLT reporter Abby Kousouris present the Honor Guard together with residents and different veterans paying their respects to Sides.
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“The Honor Guard requested individuals to attend and had been blown away by the assist,” WVLT reported.
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Sides was honorably discharged on the rank of workers sergeant, in line with an obituary posted on-line by a mortuary in Maynardville.
Since 2000, funeral properties in additional than 30 cities have given dignified burials to about 3,000 veterans who died alone, the Related Press reported in 2019.