At 107 years old, Roscoe Cassidy was the oldest World War 2 veteran in Kentucky when he passed away on October 21st. In his obituary, the family said that because Roscoe had outlived all his friends, he didn't think anyone would show up for his funeral. That notice went viral, and the world showed that the good guys can still get the respect and love they deserve.
When Roscoe passed away, the local NBC affiliate reported:
Roscoe Cassidy was 107 when he died Tuesday, October 21. Cassidy served overseas through the end of the war and after being honorably discharged, returned home to Bath County. Cassidy's son Mike says he loved serving and told his family he would be proud to do it again.
Cassidy's family says he always worried that because he had outlived so many of his friends, no one would come to his funeral. That's why his family has invited anyone to attend his funeral this Saturday, October 25.
That story went viral on Reddit, and dozens of people - friends, family, neighbors, veterans, and complete strangers - showed up to honor the veteran.
"It's important for us to be at these funerals to support these veterans and show them that somebody cares and show the community that they have a lot of people behind them," said Danny Valentine, State Captain Patriot Guard Riders.