How is this great? I veteran died homeless, now they're trying to turn this into a feel-good story.
Wait a second... a veteran died homeless, and what did you do about it? nothing. you kept taking your welfare check from the government and exercising your first amendment rights to be an ass.
What did this department do? they organized a funeral for the departed, and wanted to make sure that he didn't leave this world alone. And they made sure that the public knew of his time in the service, and recognized that he was a part of the community.
Newsflash: they didn't kill him, nor make him homeless, but they did more for this veteran than you were willing to do.
Jim H. - Virginia US
Very nice article. I really like the quotes throughout. Also, the police probably frequent friendly contact with him, maybe even helped him occasionally (pretty likely - they probably would not do this nice gesture for the town freak).
It might seem a little sad at the same time, but it says that Meade was happy where he was. Lots of homeless are.
He served honorably and was a nice person who was liked by all. That's more than a lot of people can say, including me. RIP.