99 Year Old WWII Veteran Died Alone Without Family

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Geoff, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. Geoff

    Geoff Sir "Let's Play" Forum Moderator Staff Member

  2. lonesome killer

    lonesome killer Banhammered

    How about those 100's of strangers visit him while he was still alive. I believe it would've meant more to him than attending his funeral.
     
  3. Geoff

    Geoff Sir "Let's Play" Forum Moderator Staff Member


    Because they probably didn't KNOW about him?
     
  4. English

    English Global Mod Global Moderator Forum Moderator Source Server Admin Staff Member VF4 Supporter

    That is why they are STRANGERS. Yeah it would have been nice if he had not been alone while he was alive. But people didn't know and they did the right thing when they heard what the situation was.
     
  5. lonesome killer

    lonesome killer Banhammered

    And there are 1000's more people in senior citizen homes with no family. I'm willing to bet these people will not visit them after this event=. They just wanted a free "I did something good" token without putting in any real effort. You can't convince me they did it to be nice.
     
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  6. English

    English Global Mod Global Moderator Forum Moderator Source Server Admin Staff Member VF4 Supporter

    What do they gain by going to the funeral? There weren't any celebrities so you can't same fame. The person is dead so he wouldn't know. He has no family so there can be no recognition. The names of those who went haven't been published.

    So you are saying it is better to not go at all instead of going for a less than altruistic motive? What if their motivation was to show all veterans that they have not been forgotten? That they still care? Isn't that reason alone a nice thing to do? I guess because he doesn't have loved ones, he doesn't deserve to be remembered? Is that what you are really saying lonesome?

    How about its just the right thing to do regardless of how you feel about it? Sometimes doing the right thing, is the same as doing a nice thing
     

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