Soldier stops on side of the road to salute fallen veteran in pouring rain

Active duty Fort Hood soldier Kenneth Varnes is receiving positive recognition after someone snapped a photo of him saluting a fallen veteran’s funeral procession in the pouring rain. Kenneth had pulled his truck over to allow the procession to pass and instantly decided to make someone’s day. But he had no idea that his sympathetic gesture would make the day for so many other people. Zachary Rummings posted the photo on Facebook in hopes that someone would recognize the man who held his salute in the pouring rain until the very last patrol car in the procession had passed. Shortly after being identified as the compassionate stranger, Kenneth’s phone was ring with praises from people on multiple social media platforms. “I don’t care if they were 80 years old, they were in World War II, they were in Vietnam, they were in Iraq, I don’t care if they were 20,” Kenneth told KWTX.

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