Featured by Chris Anderson, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
The Army veteran laid to rest in Florida among thousands of strangers did have immediate family. They hadn’t spoken in years.
Has a story — at least on the surface — ever been more uplifting? In September a funeral home in Naples placed a small obit in the paper. It said Edward Pearson Sr., an 80-year-old Army veteran, had died without family to claim him. Th service would be held Oct. 1 at Sarasota National Cemetery and the public was welcome to attend. The funeral director figured maybe 100 people would show up.