Minden, LA (KSLA)- Thousands of people holding American flags rallied outside First Baptist church in Minden on Saturday to commemorate their local hero Sergeant Joshua Tomlinson and show respect to his family and friends. People gathered along Broadway Street in Minden to show their support for the soldier that was killed serving his country. Tomlinson was laid to rest today after his funeral that took place at 2 PM.
The radical anti-government group from Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas did not show up to the funeral as they had previously intended. Many patriotic people showed up to counter-protest in the event the group had shown presence.
Senator John Fleming also spoke at the funeral.