(KMOV) -- According to its website, the Westboro Baptist Church is planning a local funeral protest on Thursday. They plan to attend the funeral of 23-year-old Lance Corporal Kenneth Corzine. Corzine died at a hospital in Maryland on Christmas Eve. He lost both legs in an attack last year. Visitation will be Wednesday at Cornerstone Assembly of God church in Bethalto. His funeral will be Thursday morning.
Local resident Kasey Hammond created a Facebook page dedicated to organizing people to block the protesters from the view of the funeral attendees.