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Thousands line Omaha streets in support of Cpl. Page – Omaha, Nebraska

Omaha, Nebraska 2021-09-10 19:20:04 –

Omaha, Nebraska (KMTV) — Thousands of people from the Omaha region came to a particular location in downtown to see Corporal Deganpage’s procession, thanking him for his service and showing his family’s support.

Betty Johnston, who stood in the queue, said, “At least I think it will give them the feeling that they are not alone.”

As Cpl. The page turned from Abbott Drive to 10th Avenue, with hundreds of people standing along the sidewalk.

“I can’t imagine what they’re experiencing, but this is probably one of the things we can do for them,” Johnston said.

Betty Johnston and a few others in the Griswold region of Iowa know the family personally.

“In fact, we were supposed to go out for lunch with Grandma and Grandpa that day, so we had to talk to friends in the Grizzwold area,” Johnston said.

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Many others were strangers to the Corporal Page family, but still wanted to come. In fact, I’ve been waiting for hours.

“He is one of us, but he is one of us, even if we don’t know him personally,” said Mary Beth Seppel Hewitt.

With a flag hanging on his shoulders and American flag-themed socks on his feet, Ron Loen was adorned from head to toe in red, white and blue.

“I think it’s very important to raise the flag and express the ultimate sacrifice and the sacrifice of our compatriots and women,” Loen said.

As for Win Brabazon, she takes the loss hard and uses Friday as a little lesson for her two young children.

“I just hope that we can instill respect in them for those who serve our country and that they will convey it in later life,” Brabazon said.

And while the page passed, the 10th and Abbott area crowds, including service members of Offutt Air Force Base, raised their flags and put their hands on their hearts to give the final salute to the Corporal’s page.

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