Veteran’s Facebook Post Went Viral After a Fatal New Year’s Eve Accident

Veteran’s Facebook Post Went Viral After a Fatal New Year’s Eve Accident

Kaleena Madruga

At the beginning of every year, many of us set goals and resolutions to accomplish. On New Year’s Eve, Iraq war veteran Matthew DeRemer posted his positive resolutions for 2016 on his Facebook page.

His post read:

“I look back at 2015’s huge challenges that I’ve overcome, shared with others, and have once again found myself…To say thank you and BRING ON 2016, much works to be done!

And I really don’t know where I’ll end up tonight but I do know where I windup is where I’m meant to be”

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The final sentence of his post rang eerily true when Matthew was killed by a drunk driver while riding his motorcycle just a few hours after sharing the post. He was only 31 years old.



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Matthew also posted a photo that read:

“We are born in 1 day. We die in 1 day. We can change in 1 day. And we can fall in love in 1 day. Anything can happen in just one day.”

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The surgical technician’s post has been shared on Facebook more than 20,000 times. While Matthew’s friends and family are heartbroken over his death, they have found solace in the positivity of his post. Matthew’s sister Lynsey said that “to see the kind of testimony he had, it does give us peace.”

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Our thoughts are with Matthew’s family and friends in this tragic time.

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