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Ceremony held for unclaimed veteran

Posted at 1:29 PM, Jul 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-03 15:29:26-04

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    Nashville, TN (WTVF ) — Community members and fellow veterans gathered at the Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery for the ceremony and burial of an unclaimed veteran.

Donald Brown was laid to rest Wednesday morning. A small crowd gathered to honor him and his service.

I’m always honored to come to one of these ceremonies, particularly, when somebody’s unclaimed. It’s just so distasteful for me personally to think that somebody is in this world and does not have a family,” said one of the veterans in attendance, who received the folded flag in honor of Brown.

The cemetery and Brummitt McKenzie Funeral partnered to give Brown a proper burial.

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