Happy Hour: Overwhelming Turnout for Lonely Vet's Funeral

Sacrificed Dreams

There was a really touching and inspirational story about a local Navy veteran who passed away last week and probably would have been buried with no one at his funeral. Instead, more than a hundred people turned out to honor 66-year old Bradley Parker who was a vet in poor health and kept to himself. St. Joseph's Church sent an email asking someone, anyone, to show up, even if for only 15 minutes to pay their respects to Parker. The response was overwhelming.

Even more of a surprise, was that the veteran's sister came to the service. She found out just the night before, thanks to a distant relative and social media. Sharon Nirsberger spoke to LeAnne DeRosa over at Channel 6 and says she used to talk often to her brother but at the end, he never returned calls. The turnout for the funeral, she says, was an inspiration and she's grateful.

Bradley Parker was buried with full military honors. There was a color guard, 21 gun salute, flag folding, and they played Taps. His sister was given the folded flag.

 

Last week, a 15 year old won a million bucks playing in the Fortnight world cup. He and his friend came in second place and ended up splitting teh 2.2 million dollar prize.

With his winnings, he plans to buy his mother a house. Even though she nagged him for playing the game too much, he wants to thank her for letting him play.

 

A woman was at work in Savannah, Georgia, wen her son who has been on a seven month deployment to Afghanistan surprised her.

She was about to give a tour when he walked up to the side of the trolley. Her reaction is priceless.

 
 
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