They sat in the back of the church. A solider. An airman. A Marine. Eyes facing forward to the casket of a man they never knew.

It happens to them often, these members of the Greenfield Veterans Honor Guard. They are Hancock County veterans who make it their duty to see that every one of their comrades has the military send-off they deserve. They attend the funerals of fallen former servicemen at least 50 times a year, they said; and it’s impossible to know every one of the dead.