WILLIMANTIC, CT (WFSB) – Veterans across the state are being asked to attend a funeral for one of their own who has no family.

American Legion Post 26 in Stafford Springs took to Facebook on Wednesday asking veterans to attend the funeral of U.S. Army veteran Matthew Williams.

Williams, who has no family, will be buried on Thursday, Oct. 17, with full military honors.

His funeral will be held at 1 p.m. at the New Willimantic Cemetery located at 7 Stafford Road in Willimantic.

Veterans and residents across the state are welcome to attend his funeral.

To read Williams' obituary, click here

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