Despite pouring rain, soldier salutes funeral procession


Despite the cold, pouring rain in Vine Grove, Kentucky, a solider was seen standing outside his car saluting a funeral procession as it drove by. Erin Hester, who was in the car behind the solider, was brought to tears when she witnessed the admirable act.

“As soon as he got out of the car, it made me tear up,” Hester told reporters.

The law in Kentucky states that funeral processions have the right-of-way at intersections when accompanied by an escort.

Hester said the soldier “went above and beyond.”

“It was amazing that he wasn’t only respecting the deceased, but also respecting a family that he doesn’t even know,” Hester added.

Hester uploaded a photo of the soldier to Instagram and Facebook. The post has received over 100,000 shares and 142,000 likes.

“It was true honor, respect, integrity, and humanity…I want people to see this,” she expressed further.

As of now the identity of the solider is still unknown, as well as whether or not the procession was honoring the life of a serviceman. The town is just outside Ft. Knox Army Base.

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