OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Twenty-three-year-old Corporal Daegan Page was laid to rest on Friday.
His funeral started at 10 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. 155 flags, all held by Patriot Guard members lined the entrance to the church as family and friends walked in to the service.
During the service, Corporal Page was remembered as a person who was faithful, full of life, loving and joyful.
"When I was talking to the family we agreed that Daegan did nothing halfheartedly. He did everything with love and you know how I know...just look, you saw the pictures of his life. That’s how I got to know Deagen Page. All I had to do was look and you can see how much he loved life, and his family and the things he did. Just look at his photographs and you will see it in all the stages of his life," said Rev. Suzanne R. Howe, Sgt. Major USMC (Ret).
While family and friends were inside the church, many others, some who knew Page, showed their support outside.
Jeff Harvey's two sons played paintball as kids with Page and were friends with the marine. Harvey said he's proud to have known Page and adds his sons were devastated when they heard of his death.
"Daegan was a great American. He was a hero," Harvey said.
Following the funeral, officers led Page's remains and his family in a procession to Omaha's National Cemetery. Tailing the procession were 158 bikers with the Patriot Guard Riders.
"We’re here today to honor the family and the memory to honor Corporal Daegan Page," said Ray Paulson, the Lincoln ride captain for the Patriot Guard Riders. "We give them some support and let them know they’re loved and we’ll be there for them and thank them for their service."
Corporal Page was buried with full military honors at Omaha National Cemetery.
Watch the funeral and burial below or on our Facebook page.
Many shared their thanks for Page's service on social media:
The funeral procession for fallen Marine Cpl. Daegan Page of Omaha passed by our corporate headquarters this morning. Werner wanted the family/friends of Cpl. Page to know we will never forget the sacrifices he made. Thank you for your service, Cpl. Page. May you rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/o4LuLWnG3I— Werner Enterprises (@One_Werner) September 17, 2021
Today, we remember the life and service of U.S. Marine Cpl. Daegan Page.— Nebraska State Patrol (@NEStatePatrol) September 17, 2021
Thank you to all who have surrounded his family with support in recent weeks, and to those lining the procession route to honor him both last Friday and today.
Rest in peace, hero. pic.twitter.com/X3P20oC5mZ
Arrow Stage Lines had the honor to drive for 50 marines today in Omaha for the funeral of Lt. Corp. Deagan Page who lost his life serving in Afghanistan. The courage, bravery and honor of Lt. Cpl. Daegen Page will not be forgotten, nor will his life. #DaeganPage #afgan13 #Omaha pic.twitter.com/rkn8DcHRV5— Arrow Stage Lines (@ArrowStageLines) September 17, 2021
These 13 heroes gave the ultimate measure of sacrifice for our country. One of them was Corporal Daegan Page from Omaha, NE. We will always remember them and pray for their families. pic.twitter.com/Wkn62Pnie3— Rep. Don Bacon (@RepDonBacon) September 17, 2021
Today we honored the life and sacrifice of Cpl. Page as he was laid to rest at the Omaha National Cemetary in Papillion. Thank you to the hundreds of construction workers from the Google data center job site who walked down to pay thier respects. Rest in Peace Daegan. #HERO pic.twitter.com/4GzYPWykUQ— Chief Chris Whitted (@ChiefWhitted) September 17, 2021