Only four people were expected to attend the funeral of Serina Vine, a formerly homeless veteran of World War II.

But after a veteran’s groups organized a strong social media campaign, almost 200 people showed up to the funeral of a woman with no known living relatives.

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Vine served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946 in radio intelligence and spoke three languages, according to her obituary.

Veterans who heard her story posted about the funeral on their social media accounts, and contacted individual groups including Ms. Veteran America, who reached out to their followers for support.

She was buried with full military honors, including a 21-gun salute, at the Quantico National Cemetery.

Jacob Gedetsis wants to live in a world where coffee is free, where he has more real friends than Facebook friends and where Cleveland sports teams win every game. A Cleveland native, he is currently a rising junior studying English and journalism at Syracuse University. In Washington D.C., he is ...Read more
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