Video of nursing home’s farewell ceremony for SC veteran goes viral


ANDERSON, SC — Video of a South Carolina veteran’s nursing home honoring a veteran after his death has gone viral.

Douglas Timmons, a US Air Force veteran, passed away February 8 at the Richard M Campbell Veterans Nursing Home after a long battle with Alzheimer’s, according to FOX Carolina.

The nursing home has a tradition of honoring the fallen heroes with a procession through the hallways after they pass on.

Timmons’ daughter, Laura Dorn, posted the video on Facebook for her family members to see.

“Even at 5 am this morning with the few people that were available….they still honored him on his way out,” Dorn said in the the Facebook post.

Russell Evatt, the nursing home director told FOX Carolina they call it the farewell ceremony and they are done for every veteran who passes away.

“They were good enough to arrive through the front door, so we want them to leave through the front door,” Evatt said.

Since the video was posted, it has been viewed more than 6.6 million times.

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