Posted June 10th, 2016 @ 8:10am by Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
(NEWSER) – When Army Maj. Jaspen Boothe heard about Serina Vine, she knew she had to do something. Vine, a veteran of World War II, died May 21 at age 91 with no known surviving family. Boothe learned that there were only going to be four people attending Vine’s funeral service at Virginia’s Quantico National Cemetery, and “that didn’t sit right with me,” she tells ABC News.
So she worked on getting the word out on Facebook, with posts urging locals to attend the Tuesday service or send friends in the area to attend. About 200 people ended up attending, including a group of motorcyclists who served in the military and other retired and active-duty service members, the Free Lance-Star reports.
Boothe was moved when she got to the cemetery and saw the response: “Now she has 200 known family and friends in the area,” she says.