soldier Soldier salutes funeral procession in Kentucky downpour

(Photo Courtesy of Erin Hester)

A rainy day in Kentucky didn’t prevent a soldier from paying his respects during a funeral procession.

Erin Hester, who snapped the now-viral photo, was “so completely touched” by the scene on a Vine Grove, Kentucky street, she posted it across her social media, saying the “gentleman went above and beyond.”

She tells Fox News, “As soon as he got out of the car, it made me tear up.”

Funeral processions have the right-of-way at intersections when accompanied by an escort, according to a Kentucky law. But how often are motorists frustrated by the momentary inconvenience?

“It was true honor, respect, integrity, and humanity… I want people to see this,” she said.

Her post has been shared 122,000 times on Facebook with more than 175,000 Likes.

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