No family able to attend veteran's funeral in Colorado, public invited

Military funeral. Photo courtesy MGN.
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LAS ANIMAS, Colo. (KKTV) - The community of Las Animas doesn't want a veteran to be laid to rest alone.

Peacock-Larsen Funeral Home confirmed with 11 News the public is invited to a service on Wednesday for Horace Marrinan. Marrinan was a navy veteran. Most of his family live far away on the east coast and may not be able to make the service.

The service is expected to include a 21-gun salute, a prayer and the playing of "Taps."

"It is an honor to honor those who served our country," Pattiey Pennington, a member of Legion Post 8, told 11 News.

Jody Bracy, the Senior Vice Commander at American Legion District 1 in Colorado shared the information on the funeral with 11 News, hoping we could share it with the public.

-Wednesday July 24 at 11 a.m.
-Fort Lyon National Cemetery, 15700 County Road HH, Las Animas (Bent County).
-Please arrive by 10:45 a.m.