Those who volunteer their lives to fight for our freedoms should never be homeless, whatsoever. Sadly, that’s not the reality in which we find ourselves today.
John T. Fitzmaurice was an Army veteran, who found himself homeless on the streets of Boston, and no living family to turn to for any sort of assistance. He passed away days ago, and because he had no family remaining, or friends this meant that his burial service would have been observed only by the priest who administered it.
That is until faculty at Catholic Memorial heard about this tragedy and unanimously decided that they would step up, and honor this Army veteran the way that he deserved to be.
The Senior class from Catholic Memorial served as his pallbearers and Fitzmaurice was buried with full military honor. Senior class president, Will Padden spoke to CBS about their duty to honor the man.
“We have a lot of veterans in my own family so I know the sacrifice he made for the country and I know the service he committed in the years he committed to serving our country,”
Their post to Instagram also honored the man and I almost started crying while reading it.
— Catholic Memorial (@CatholicMem) November 16, 2017
John T. Fitzmaurice was a hero, a veteran, and he is part of our family now. Farewell, John. You are a CM Knight forever.
Every Veteran should be treated like this. God bless these young Americans. We need more people like them in this world.