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Procession for a hero On The Pennsylvania Road

It was a simple plea on Facebook to honor a World War II veteran that brought out hundreds to honor him, just one example that coronavirus can't cancel patriotism.

LUZERNE COUNTY, Pa. — The list of cancellations during this coronavirus crisis is long, but Jon Meyer found proof that one thing can't be canceled. He shows us how hundreds of people lined up On The Pennsylvania Road to honor a veteran, and prove their patriotism is still strong.

THIS IS AMERICA: Hundreds of people lined the route of the funeral procession leading 98 year-old WWII Veteran Dalton Drake from the funeral home in Shavertown to the cemetery in Hanover Township. Since he can’t have a military funeral right now, the Wyoming Valley delivered an incredible tribute. Video can be a little deceiving, but families near us were all spaced out and socially distanced. And all of them were there during this challenging time to say thank you to a man who served our nation during an even tougher time. God bless this veteran and his family. I hope they found peace from this amazing show of support. 🇺🇸 (If you were along the route, share your photos for all to see!)

Posted by Jon Meyer WNEP on Saturday, April 25, 2020

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