US Navy veteran Anthony Meizis was not buried alone, thanks to hundreds of motorcyclists

WEYMOUTH — Hundreds of motorcyclists answered the call of the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home in Weymouth to support Anthony Meizis, a US Navy veteran who died at the age of 80. His only surivivor, a cousin, is disabled and unable to participate in services.

Meizis, of Weymouth, served as a seaman in the Vietnam War. He loved motorcycles so the send off was a fitting tribute.

To give Meizis an appropriate send off, the funeral home (where Meizis had made and paid for his own arrangements) put a call out to No Veteran Buried Alone, which organized the motorcycle procession with the Department of Mass American Legion Riders. Other groups rallied to help, including the Fraternal Order of Eagles, according to Angel Zaporetski, who received a call from the funeral home.

Funeral director Cara Johnson received dozens of other calls of support.

The funeral procession took Meizis to be buried at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, where he was buried with full military honors.

All photos by Bill Brett

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