A Vietnam veteran named Wayne Wilson passed away back in May. He had no remaining family, so his friends planned a small funeral with about 10 people. This didn't sit well with an intern at the funeral home scheduled to hold his funeral.
Drew Mickel, an intern at Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Niles, Michigan, put out a call to the public inviting them to Wilson’s funeral. The small service then turned into a massive gathering as more than 3,000 people showed up from across the country to honor the deceased veteran.
“We were just hoping that some of the public would come out and honor him and pay respects,” Mickel told ABC News. “It turned out that a lot of people showed up, saying that he might not have family but I’ll be his family for the day."