An Army vet’s kind gesture for a fallen fellow veteran on the side of a Missouri highway is warming hearts nationwide.
On Friday afternoon Kristen Collins was riding in the funeral procession of her 91-year-old grandfather, Navy veteran Fred Ladage, as it made its way to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis County.
There, along Interstate 70, she saw the driver of a semi had pulled onto the shoulder and was standing in front of the truck with his hand over his heart in a sign of respect.
“For that moment, everything about my grandfather about his legacy and life was important,” Collins, of St. Peters, Mo., told KSDK in St. Louis. “And people were stopping to honor that.”