Texas veteran gets over 70k texts after heartbreaking, viral Facebook post

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More than 70,000 texts have been sent to Lee Hernandez, a 47-year-old, terminally ill veteran after his wife shared a now-viral, heartbreaking post to Facebook.

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More than 70,000 texts have been sent to Lee Hernandez, a 47-year-old, terminally ill veteran after his wife shared a now-viral, heartbreaking post to Facebook.

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NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 11: Members of the U.S. Navy march with the American Flag in the the nation’s largest Veterans Day Parade in New York City on November 11, 2015 in New York City. Known as “America’s Parade” it features over 20,000 participants, including veterans of numerous eras, military units, businesses and high school bands and civic and youth groups. less
NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 11: Members of the U.S. Navy march with the American Flag in the the nation’s largest Veterans Day Parade in New York City on November 11, 2015 in New York City. Known as “America’s … more

Photo: Spencer Platt, Getty Images

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Dylan Haddox, 12, visits the graves of his great grandparents, with his mom, Stephanie Hammett, not pictured, during Veteran’s Day at the Houston National Cemetery, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, in Houston. “They raised me,” she said. less
Dylan Haddox, 12, visits the graves of his great grandparents, with his mom, Stephanie Hammett, not pictured, during Veteran’s Day at the Houston National Cemetery, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, in Houston. “They … more

Photo: Cody Duty, Houston Chronicle

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Army Lt. Col. Luta C. McGrath, 107, the oldest known female World War II veteran, right, is greeted as she is recognized by President Barack Obama during Veterans Day ceremonies, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, at the Memorial Amphitheater of Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. less
Army Lt. Col. Luta C. McGrath, 107, the oldest known female World War II veteran, right, is greeted as she is recognized by President Barack Obama during Veterans Day ceremonies, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, at … more

Photo: Susan Walsh, Associated Press

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Dressed a patriotic attire, Laura Allison attends a Veteran’s Day observance at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, in San Antonio.

Dressed a patriotic attire, Laura Allison attends a Veteran’s Day observance at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, in San Antonio.

Photo: Eric Gay, Associated Press

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A man visits the Vietnam Memorial Wall on the National Mall on Veterans Day November 11, 2015 in Washington, DC.

A man visits the Vietnam Memorial Wall on the National Mall on Veterans Day November 11, 2015 in Washington, DC.

Photo: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI, AFP / Getty Images

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Ramiro Sanchez visits the grave of Jesus “Jesse” San Miguel, during Veteran’s Day at the Houston National Cemetery, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, in Houston. “He was like a brother to me.”

Ramiro Sanchez visits the grave of Jesus “Jesse” San Miguel, during Veteran’s Day at the Houston National Cemetery, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, in Houston. “He was like a brother to me.”

Photo: Cody Duty, Houston Chronicle

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Jiffy Helton Sarver, of Monroe, Ga., places flowers at the grave of her son, 1st Lt. Joseph Helton, Jr., who was killed while serving in Iraq in 2009, at Georgia National Cemetery on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, in Canton, Ga. “This was his favorite time of day,” said Sarver. “He loved sunrises.” less
Jiffy Helton Sarver, of Monroe, Ga., places flowers at the grave of her son, 1st Lt. Joseph Helton, Jr., who was killed while serving in Iraq in 2009, at Georgia National Cemetery on Veterans Day, Wednesday, … more

Photo: David Goldman, Associated Press

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U.S. President Barack Obama participates in a full honor wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery to commemorate Veterans Day November 11, 2015 in Arlington, Virginia. The tomb contains the remains of an unidentified soldier from World War I and crypts of unknowns from World War II, Korea and Vietnam are set next to the tomb. In 1998 DNA testing was able to identify the remains in the Vietnam soldier’s crypt, which now remains empty. less
U.S. President Barack Obama participates in a full honor wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery to commemorate Veterans Day November 11, 2015 in Arlington, … more

Photo: Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images

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Xavier Barnett watches as members of the Miami Beach Senior High School NJROTC march past during a Veterans day parade on November 11, 2015 in Miami Beach, Florida. Originally established as Armistice Day in 1919, the holiday was renamed Veterans Day in 1954 by President Dwight Eisenhower, and honors those who have served in the U.S. military. less
Xavier Barnett watches as members of the Miami Beach Senior High School NJROTC march past during a Veterans day parade on November 11, 2015 in Miami Beach, Florida. Originally established as Armistice Day in … more

Photo: Joe Raedle, Getty Images

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Members of the G. Holmes Braddock Senior High School NJROTC color guard carry their flags during a Veterans day ceremony on November 11, 2015 in Miami Beach, Florida. Originally established as Armistice Day in 1919, the holiday was renamed Veterans Day in 1954 by President Dwight Eisenhower, and honors those who have served in the U.S. military. less
Members of the G. Holmes Braddock Senior High School NJROTC color guard carry their flags during a Veterans day ceremony on November 11, 2015 in Miami Beach, Florida. Originally established as Armistice Day in … more

Photo: Joe Raedle, Getty Images

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President Barack Obama speaks at the Memorial Amphitheater of Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, during Veterans Day ceremonies.

President Barack Obama speaks at the Memorial Amphitheater of Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, during Veterans Day ceremonies.

Photo: Susan Walsh, Associated Press

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Dressed in red, white and blue and patriotic fingernails, Laura Allison attends a Veteran’s Day observance at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, in San Antonio.

Dressed in red, white and blue and patriotic fingernails, Laura Allison attends a Veteran’s Day observance at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, in San Antonio.

Photo: Eric Gay, Associated Press

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Army veteran James F. Gerald, 85, right, visits with members of the South Side High School Junior ROTC following a Veteran’s Day observance at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, in San Antonio. less
Army veteran James F. Gerald, 85, right, visits with members of the South Side High School Junior ROTC following a Veteran’s Day observance at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, in … more

Photo: Eric Gay, Associated Press

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In observance of Veteran’s Day, Elsa Guerra visits the grave sites of her father, grandfather, and two uncles at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, in San Antonio.

In observance of Veteran’s Day, Elsa Guerra visits the grave sites of her father, grandfather, and two uncles at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, in San Antonio.

Photo: Eric Gay, Associated Press

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Television writer and veteran Norman Lear, right, shakes hands with Tuskegee Airmen Roscoe Brown during the annual Veteran’s Day parade in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. The two served in the air force at the same time during World War II. less
Television writer and veteran Norman Lear, right, shakes hands with Tuskegee Airmen Roscoe Brown during the annual Veteran’s Day parade in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. The two served in the air force at … more

Photo: Seth Wenig, Associated Press

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Mercy Medical Center chaplain Tim Skelly offers a rose to U.S. Army veteran Larry Hill of Winston, Ore. at the Roseburg, Ore. hospital Wednesday Nov. 11, 2015. Hill was one of several veterans at the hospital that received a visit by hospital employees to show their appreciation of service on Veterans Day. less
Mercy Medical Center chaplain Tim Skelly offers a rose to U.S. Army veteran Larry Hill of Winston, Ore. at the Roseburg, Ore. hospital Wednesday Nov. 11, 2015. Hill was one of several veterans at the hospital … more

Photo: Michael Sullivan, Associated Press

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World War I reenactors march in the annual Veteran’s Day parade in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015.

World War I reenactors march in the annual Veteran’s Day parade in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015.

Photo: Seth Wenig, Associated Press

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Military personnel march in the annual Veteran’s Day parade in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015.

Military personnel march in the annual Veteran’s Day parade in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015.

Photo: Seth Wenig, Associated Press

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Marines look at a trained bald eagle named Challenger before the annual Veteran’s Day parade in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015.

Marines look at a trained bald eagle named Challenger before the annual Veteran’s Day parade in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015.

Photo: Seth Wenig, Associated Press

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Jada Moreno, 8, poses with a group of marines at the start of the annual Veteran’s Day parade in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015.

Jada Moreno, 8, poses with a group of marines at the start of the annual Veteran’s Day parade in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015.

Photo: Seth Wenig, Associated Press

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Operation Desert Storm veteran Tyrone Franklin pays his respects at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial with is grandson Sean Miller, 2, on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, in Philadelphia.

Operation Desert Storm veteran Tyrone Franklin pays his respects at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial with is grandson Sean Miller, 2, on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, in Philadelphia.

Photo: Matt Rourke, Associated Press

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Veterans bow their heads in prayer during a ceremony at the World War II Memorial on Veteran’s Day in Washington, DC, November 11, 2015.

Veterans bow their heads in prayer during a ceremony at the World War II Memorial on Veteran’s Day in Washington, DC, November 11, 2015.

Photo: JIM WATSON, AFP / Getty Images

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Fresh footsteps in the morning dew from a mother visiting her son’s grave are seen in the grass as tombstones stand in the background on Veterans Day at Georgia National Cemetery, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, in Canton, Ga. less
Fresh footsteps in the morning dew from a mother visiting her son’s grave are seen in the grass as tombstones stand in the background on Veterans Day at Georgia National Cemetery, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, in … more

Photo: David Goldman, Associated Press

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People visit the Vietnam Memorial Wall on the National Mall on Veterans Day November 11, 2015 in Washington, DC.

People visit the Vietnam Memorial Wall on the National Mall on Veterans Day November 11, 2015 in Washington, DC.

Photo: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI, AFP / Getty Images

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