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Thousands Honor Seau

Thousands Honor Seau
Hours after Junior Seau was buried in his hometown, thousands of fans attended a public memorial service at Qualcomm Stadium, where the hard-hitting, fist-pumping linebacker starred for 13 seasons.
 
Many wore Seau's No. 55 jersey -- in Chargers blue, Southern California cardinal and gold and Miami Dolphins aqua and orange.
 
Among those attending were Seau's parents, his ex-wife and their children, several current and former Chargers, and former rival John Elway. Elway, who now runs Denver's front office, was accompanied by new Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and coach John Fox, a former assistant with San Diego. Seau's No. 55 was painted at midfield.
 
Earlier on Friday, up to 2000 family and friends showed up at the Calvary Chapel in Oceanside to pay their respects. Some began arriving two hours early, many dressed in Polynesian attire. Up to 60 immediate family members spent the night at the chapel.
 
There was lots of music and a slide show during the private memorial. Seau's favorite musicians, the Polynesian Christian band, Katinas, performed.
 
Ladanian Tomlinson and Marcellus Wiley were two of the many football players attending today's funeral. Seau's brothers and oldest son acted as pallbearers.
 
Seau's mother, Luisa, wore white, the traditional Samoan color of mourning.
 
The hearse, carrying Seau's body, was given a police escort to Eternal Hills Cemetery, also in Oceanside, where he was buried.
 
Security was tight throughout the services but, other than media, not much of crowd gathered outside the chapel or the cemetery.
 

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