A veteran with no known relatives is being buried and people are asked to stand in as his family during the funeral, according to a news release from Sue Harper, District 9 Veteran Service Officer with the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs.

SP4 John Griffin, who served in the U.S. Army from 1962-1965, will be laid to rest at 9 a.m. Friday, June 8, at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery at North Little Rock. No known family has been found for him, the news release said.