Teens Create Pallbearer Program to Carry Homeless Vets in Final Hour

Teens Create Pallbearer Program to Carry Homeless Vets in Final Hour

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Dozens of high school students have volunteered to help give the homeless or lonely one last moment of dignity.

Their mission: carry the veterans who have no families to their final resting place.

Six teenagers from the University of Detroit Jesuit High School in Michigan served as pallbearers this week at three funerals for deceased vets with no one to claim them.

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Students at the school created the pallbearer program and, so far, more than 50 students have signed up for the program.

The veterans this week had served in the Army, Air Force, and Marines, and were buried with full military honors at Great Lakes National Cemetery.

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“The men we honored today put their lives on the line for our country and now they deserve our dignity and service in return,” senior Leonard Froehlich, one of the pallbearers, said. “We honor these service members by being with them…and that in itself is a privilege.”

(WATCH the Associated Press video below) — Photo: University of Detroit Jesuit High School, Facebook

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