SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (NEWS10) – Several people have already lined the street by the holy cross church to show their support for gunnery sergeant Thomas Sullivan.
The continued support is very obvious as soon as you enter the area by the Holy Cross Church.
American flags not only line the street of the church, but you can also see the patriot guard riders and cars lined up back to back. This is just the beginning of the support for Sergeant Sullivan.
A wake was held Sunday at Sampson Chapel of the acres to say goodbye to a hero they called their own. Thousands, including active marines and Governor Charlie Baker attended to show their support.
Sullivan was one of five marines killed in the mass shooting at a military facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee on July 16. He was 40-years-old.
The private funeral is set to begin at 10:30 a.m. and following the funeral, Sullivan will be brought to the Massachusetts Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery where he will be privately laid to rest.