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The takeaway from this emotional show of camaraderie and respect was stated by a Marine attendee who said:

 

"“I said to myself: unacceptable,” William Jones, a retired Marine told The Freelance-Star. “We serve together, so therefore we should not die alone.”

 

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"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."

 

There is more with pics of MS Vine and the Pastor at Quantico in the article here: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/06/09/hundreds-show-up-for-funeral-veteran-with-no-known-living-relatives.html

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