Erin Hester was on her way to work after a lunch break when a soldier got out of his car in the pouring rain to salute a funeral procession as it drove by in Vine Grove, Kentucky a week.
The moment he got out of the car, it made me tear up, Hester told Fox News.
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Kentucky law states when accompanied by an escort that funeral processions have the right-of-way at intersections.
Hester said that recently she had noticed that people werent pulling over and stopping for funeral processions in the town, adding that the soldier “went above and beyond.
It was astonishing that he wasnt only respecting the deceased, but also respecting a family that he doesnt even know, Hester said.
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Hester posted a photograph of this soldier on Instagram and Facebook and the article has received over 100,000 shares and 142,000 likes.
It was true honor, respect, integrity, and humanityI want people to find that, she said.
The soldier’s identity is unknown whether or not the procession was honoring the life of a serviceman. The town is just outside Ft. Knox Army Base.
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