Watch: Hundreds Attend Funeral for Veteran with No Family (video)

A WWII veteran who had no surviving relatives to attend his Valentine's Day funeral was honored by hundreds of strangers on Thursday.

Three days before James McCue's funeral, Massachusetts Veterans’ Services Secretary Francisco Urena tweeted that the 97-year-old had "no surviving family" and asked if community members could be present for the service.

Others, including the City of Lawrence, Massachusetts, spread the message and people began changing their Valentine's Day plans. McCue, who served with the U.S. Army during WWII, died at a healthcare center on Feb. 7.

His wife is no longer living, according to his obituary. McCue was a "highly decorated" veteran who served in five major WWII battles, Urena said.

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