Four people were expected to attend the funeral Tuesday of a 91-year-old U.S. Navy veteran who died last month with no known living relatives.
But 20 minutes before the ceremony at Quantico National Cemetery in Virginia– a caravan of cars created a traffic jam.
Word got out on social media that Serina Vine could have been buried alone, and an estimated 200 people, including veterans, showed up to pay their respects for the woman who worked in radio intelligence from 1944 to 1946, The Freelance-Star reported.
“I said to myself: unacceptable,” William Jones, a retired Marine told The Freelance-Star. “We serve together, so therefore we should not die alone.”
Vine lived the last 20 years of her life at the Department of Veterans Affairs Community Living Center in Washington.
Pastor Dwight Micheal, who works at Quantico, reportedly delivered the eulogy. He said some may look at Vine’s life and be unimpressed, but if you looked deeper, you may get a more accurate picture of who she was.
She was fluent in three languages, which served her well in radio intelligence for the Navy, Micheal said. (He noted that most people get by barely knowing one language.)
Micheal pointed out that Vine graduated from the University of California at a time when “higher education wasn’t an expectation for most women.” In her later years, Vine took great joy in dressing up her church on Sunday.
Little was known about the woman they were all honoring. For the diverse crowd that included some bikers in leather vests, those details did not matter.
“We might not know much about sister Vine, but what we do know is she should be remembered as one who had a character to serve and that she contributed to the life that we enjoy today in this nation,” Micheal said.
more recommended stories
- Misconduct Dooms Bid to Execute OC Mass Murderer
Orange County Assistant Public Defender Scott.
- Philippine Police Kill 32 In ‘Shock And Awe’ Drug Raids
Philippine police have killed 32 people.
- 96-Year-Old Convicted Nazi Declared Fit For Prison
A former Nazi SS guard.
- Magnitude 6.2 Quake Hits Philippine Island Of Luzon, Jolts Buildings
Students use their hands to cover.
- Car Rams Into Soldiers In Paris Suburb, Man Arrested
Benoit Tessier and Richard Lough 4 MIN READ.
- Philippine Mayor Linked To Drugs, 14 Others Killed In Raids
Police in the southern Philippines said they fatally.
- Act Now; To Help Protect Trafficking Victims, UN Urges On World Day Against The Scourge
30 July 2017 Criminal groups feed.
- Switzerland Supermarkets to Begin Selling CBD Joints
Swiss tobacco producer, Heimat, branched out.
- Top US Diplomat To Return To Qatar For Talks Eith Emir
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
- Social Media Site Reveals 300 Anonymous Users Personal Info To Revenge Porn Victim
By Eric Lieberman A social media.