South Carolina nursing home says 'farewell' to veteran who died

- A U.S. Air Force veteran passed away after struggling with Alzheimer’s disease, and received a proper send-off from a nursing home.

Video of the send-off shows a U.S. flag draped over the body of Douglas Timmons as it’s led down the hallway of the Richard M Campbell Veterans Nursing Home in Anderson, South Carolina.

Timmons’ daughter, Laura Dorn, shared the clip to Facebook and wrote how even at 5 a.m., “with the few people that were available….they still honored him on his way out.”

Speaking to local media, Russel Evatt, the nursing home director, said they perform what the nursing home staff call the farewell ceremony, for every veteran who dies there.
 

Up Next:


Up Next

  • South Carolina nursing home says 'farewell' to veteran who died
  • Massive gator spotted at Palmetto golf course (again)
  • Dream job? Tropical resort seeks 'chief flamingo officer'
  • Sweet or spicy? 'Golden Girls' hot sauce is a thing
  • Deputies: Snapchat threat to Florida schools posted as joke
  • Fist fight breaks out in the middle of the 105 Freeway in South LA
  • SUV accidentally wrapped in plastic on interstate
  • Solar storm could strike Earth Thursday: What you need to know
  • Even Sheriff Grady Judd's gator-skin boots have a badge
  • Drug smugglers tried using fake butt implants to hide cocaine, police say