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A Touching and Surprising Response to a Veteran’s Death (15 pics)

Posted in Random » Awesome   13 Nov 2013   / 5294 views

Harold Jellicoe Percival, a veteran of Bomber Command in WWII, died last month aged 99. The death notice in his local paper said that there was nobody to attend his funeral.

Twitter picked up the story, in the hope that somebody might be able to attend.

His local paper, the Blackpool Gazette, also covered the story.

And as a result today, at 11 a.m. on Armistice Day, hundreds of people — service personnel and civilians — gathered in the rain at Lytham Park Crematorium to pay their last respects to Harold.

Farewell, Harold.






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b00sk0r 3 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Awesome! Rest in peace Harold.
       
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HennieB 3 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
That is class!
       
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Gorfian 3 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Can't help feeling he could have benefited from a few of those people visiting while he was still alive.
       
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ptpie 3 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
God Bless RIP
ptpie
       














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