Fallen Blue Angle Pilot Captain Jeff Kuss was laid to rest Saturday.
The hearse that carried him drove through the streets of his hometown of Durango, Colorado. Folks came out and lined the streets waving American flags, placing hands over their hearts and shedding tears. A private funeral was held for family, friends, Blue Angels, and other military personnel. After which, a public memorial was held in town where folks gathered to remember Kuss. Pictures of Kuss with friends were placed at the public memorial and commemorative photos were also available.
Despite not knowing Kuss personally, people at the memorial talked about how much his death affects their community and those with military ties felt the loss even more.