Eagle Point, Ore. — Over 300 people came out today to honor veteran Harold “Gene” Baker — a man few knew.
The ceremony itself lasted around one hour and was complete with a three-volley salute, the playing of taps, as well as a ceremonial flag folding by the Honor Guard.
People took time off from work, brought their family, and waited in over half-a-mile of traffic to even get into the Eagle Point National Cemetery, but it was worth it to honor a veteran.
Attendee Maureen Bozeman, “People care and the people that were here today honor the veterans — people that sacrificed their lives. Some of them didn’t live to be 91 years old.”
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(This article has been corrected from a previous version that stated there was a “12-gun salute”. It now reads “three-volley salute”.)