Militray members sacrifice their lives to protect our freedom. However, some of those who died in the field are not claimed by relatives and are laid to rest with no one by their side. Some are homeless and some have relatives who simply don’t want to claim them.
If anyone deserves a dignified funeral, it’s these heroic men and women who risked their lives to serve their country.
Robert Krause served as a Marine in the 1950s. When he died, he had no family and no one to claim him.
“I’ve heard it said that a veteran dies twice: once on the battlefield and the second time when people stop saying his name,” says Marine Corps and US Army veteran Nick Morales. “If there’s anything we can do to prevent the latter, so be it.”
And so Nick and his other volunteer bikers showed up at Robert’s funeral service to escort his casket from the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital to the Florida National Cemetery.
Every military member deserves to have the approrpiate send-off he deserves. Robert was laid to rest with a motorcycle escort and an incredible rolling tribute of the taps bugle call.
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