Sunday, 24 January 2016

Funeral Card Friday: Soldiers Attend Veteran's Funeral

Brockton Daily Enterprise
Wednesday, March 17, 1920
Page 8

Soldiers Attend Veteran's Funeral

George A. Friend Had Served Nation in Two Wars.
   With an honorary escort of soldiers, funeral services for George A. Friend, veteran of two wars, took place this afternoon at the funeral chapel of E. T. & N. W. Sampson, North Main street. Delegations from the fraternal societies including Massasoit Lodge, I. O. O. F., and Montello Lodge, K. of P., attended. Rev. Dr. Horace F. Holton, pastor of the Porter church, officiated.
   The honorary escort was detailed from the local recruiting office. Beautiful flowers testified to the esteem in which the ex-soldier was held. The Stars and Stripes were draped over the casket in memory of the service he gave his country. Interment was in Melrose cemetery.

Copyright © 2016, David J. McRae

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