Hundreds attend funeral of 99-year-old U.K. WWII vet after ad asks that his passing not go unmarked
We will remember them,” says the “Ode of Remembrance” recited around the world each Armistice Day.
Hundreds of Britons took the message to heart Monday, attending the funeral of a 99-year-old former World War II airman they had never met.
Harold Jellicoe Percival died Oct. 25 at a nursing home in Lytham St Annes, northwest England, with no immediate family or close friends still alive.
A funeral home placed an advertisement in the local newspaper asking military personnel to attend the service so his passing would not go unmarked. (Photo: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)