A police officer from Alabama has received nationwide praise after a video of him standing in the rain at the funeral of a 100-year-old US Army veteran went viral.
Mount Vernon Police Department officer Newman Brazier maintained his respectful stance, wearing his regular uniform instead of a raincoat, despite the downpour as the body of Private First Class Robert Lee Serling headed for the cemetery where it was laid to rest Monday by the Buffalo Soldiers’ 92nd Division at the Spanish Fort, Alabama, based on WPMI-TV.
Brazier’s actions, captured on camera, caught the attention of several mourners at Serling’s funeral, including Eddie Irby Jr., the head of a group for black veterans in Mobile, Alabama, Theo Related press.
He will remain in that position until the procession passes, the outlet reported.
“Someone like that, you would be amazed at their respect, admiration and all that they stand for,” Irby Jr., president of the 92nd Infantry Division, told WPMI of the action. honor Brazil. The 92nd “buffalo” is one racist the all-black division of the two world wars.
“That’s what veterinarians do,” said Brazier, a veteran.
“I felt that he wanted to be acknowledged. I feel that coming from a small town like Mount Vernon and he can do what he did, and he can pass and no one realizes it and doesn’t respect it.”
“I mean to let people in that area know he’s been there, he’s passing, even if it’s the last time,” he said.
Do you think we should do more to help our country’s veterans?
Yes: 98% (60 Votes)
No: 2% (1 Vote)
Serling was one of the few African-Americans to fight for the country at the theater of the Pacific Ocean Second World War.
He lived a long life of 100 years before his death on June 5.
In April, he celebrated his 100th birthday. His friends and wise men helped him make his day memorable by celebrating a driver’s birthday, as reported by Pine Grove Baptist Church in Mount Vernon.
Serling gave an interview in 2015, uploaded to YouTube.
“I joined the army in 1942… three years, eight months and two days,” Serling said at the time. “I think God has allowed me to sit here with you during the interview. So many of us died in World War II, only a few of us remained.
“And I want to thank God that I can still walk and drive… I cannot thank God enough for what he has done.”
https://www.westernjournal.com/watch-lone-officer-stands-attention-downpour-honor-deceased-world-war-ii-veteran/ | Lone Officer Stands at Attention in Downpour to Honor Deceased World War II Veteran