A CT veteran of the Korean War who died earlier this year had a military funeral in NE CT (aka "the quiet corner") near his home town this morning. He had no local relatives; the word got out the previous day and about 50 people showed up to attend, most people were not veterans. The funeral director, himself a Vietnam Vet, indicated he could not have imagined the turnout. https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news...
I believe this is one of the most emotional things I've been to in a great while and encourages me to believe when Americans are put in a crucible, this is what is left.