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More than 1,000 strangers showed up this week to say goodbye to a veteran who had no family.

The funeral for former Marine Cpl. Billy Aldridge was made open to the public after he passed at an Indianapolis nursing home last month. He was 80 years old.

Many veterans appeared at the touching send-off to salute the former serviceman.

“This was just unbelievably wonderful,” Tim Elson, a Vietnam War veteran, told FOX59. “That the community would come together and remember a fellow veteran, not knowing him, not knowing anything about him.”

So large was the crowd that some even had to stand in the back, Heather Nauert said on “Fox and Friends” this morning.

Watch scenes from the beautiful tribute above.

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