Results for - Lone Officer Stands at Attention in Downpour to Honor Deceased WWII Vet

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A police officer from Alabama gained national praise after a video of him standing at attention in the rain during the funeral procession for a 100-year-old veteran in the United States Army became viral. (https://tinyurl.com/xjvfu5b8)

1. Mount Vernon Police Department officer Newman Brazier kept his respectful stance, donning his usual uniform instead of rain gear, despite the downpour as the body of Private First Class Robert Lee Serling was heading to the cemetery where it was laid to rest Monday by the 92nd Division of the Buffalo Soldiers in Spanish Fort, Alabama. Have you ever seen a military funeral procession?

Yes
32%
698 votes
No
59%
1,287 votes
Undecided
10%
215 votes

2. "Somebody like that, you marvel at their respect, admiration, and all they stand for," Irby Jr., president of the 92nd Infantry Division, told WPMI of Brazier's act of honor. The 92nd "Buffalo" was a racially segregated all-black division in the two world wars. Do you agree that America has made progress since there are no longer racial divisions among military units, as there used to be?

Yes
44%
967 votes
No
19%
419 votes
Undecided
37%
814 votes

3. "That's what vets do," said Brazier, who is a veteran himself. "I felt that he wanted to be acknowledged. I felt that being from a small town like Mount Vernon and that he can do what he did, and he can pass and nobody realize it and not respect it." "It was my point to let everyone in that area know that he was there, he was passing through, even if it was for the last time," he said. If you are a veteran, are you willing to go above and beyond to show respect to other veterans?

Yes
27%
589 votes
No
6%
136 votes
Undecided
7%
163 votes
Not Applicable
60%
1,312 votes
Serling was one among the handful of African-Americans to fight for the nation in the Pacific theater of the Second World War. He had lived a long life of 100 years before he passed away on June 5. In April, he had celebrated his 100th birthday. His friends and well-wishers helped him make his day memorable by organizing a birthday drive-by, as reported by the Pine Grove Baptist Church in Mount Vernon. Do you personally know anyone who lived to be 100 years old?

4. Serling was one among the handful of African-Americans to fight for the nation in the Pacific theater of the Second World War. He had lived a long life of 100 years before he passed away on June 5. In April, he had celebrated his 100th birthday. His friends and well-wishers helped him make his day memorable by organizing a birthday drive-by, as reported by the Pine Grove Baptist Church in Mount Vernon. Do you personally know anyone who lived to be 100 years old?

Yes
30%
661 votes
No
56%
1,232 votes
Undecided
14%
307 votes

5. Serling gave an interview in 2015, which was uploaded to YouTube (above). "I joined the Army in 1942 … three years, eight months and two days," Serling said at the time. "I think the Lord enabled me to sit here with you in the interview. So many of us gone in World War II, just a few of us left. And I want to thank God I'm still able to get around and drive … I can't thank God enough for what he did." Do you know anyone who fought in WWII?

Yes
47%
1,040 votes
No
37%
817 votes
Undecided
16%
343 votes
07/30/2021 Living 2260 60 Anonymous

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