Complete strangers gathered to say good-bye Wednesday at a touching memorial in Dallas for a veteran who left no known relatives.
It’s been a little more than a decade since Terrell Army Sergeant Gerardo Moreno was killed in action while serving in Iraq. On Saturday his mother Sandra Iracheta received a special gift honoring her fallen son and recognizing his service to his country.
The Patriot Guard, a group of motorcyclists which escorts the caskets of service men and women killed in combat, waited patiently for a fallen American to come home.
Even before North Texan and Navy SEAL Chris Kyle was killed at a gun range while trying to help a fellow veteran, sculptor Gregory Marra was already working on a statue that would one day honor him.
Thanks to volunteers and programs like the Dignity Memorial Homeless Veterans Burial Program, many of the nearly 200,000 homeless war veterans who sleep on the street each night are not forgotten.