The Veterans’ Services office in Lawrence, Massachusetts is inviting everyone to the funeral of a World War II veteran who has no living family members left.
Veteran James McCue died Thursday at Cedar View Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, the Eagle-Tribune reports. He was 97.
A Lawrence native, McCue enlisted in November 1943 and battled in an anti-aircraft artillery unity. Francisco Urena, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, told the Tribune that McCue was among the personnel who helped liberate France.
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McCue’s wife died before him, leaving the vet without any family members to attend his funeral. Volunteers are invited to attend to memorial instead.
McCue’s funeral will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday in Bellevue Cemetery in Lawrence. Those interested in paying their respects to the World War II veteran are encouraged to attend his services.