Skip to comments.Funeral ceremony will celebrate homeless vets
Posted on 03/17/2013 7:14:59 AM PDT by SandRat
SIERRA VISTA Nearly 20 former members of Americas armed forces will be laid to rest Wednesday at the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery as part of the Missing in America Project.
The project is designed to honor homeless and indigent veterans to ensure they receive a military funeral, which in this case will be the placement of their cremains in the state-operated veterans cemetery columbaria, as has been done in the past.
The service for the solders, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsman will be held at 1 p.m.
However before that time, the cremains will travel from the Adair Funeral Home in Tucson to the Sierra Vista site, leaving around 9:30 a.m.
Motorcyclists who would like to escort the cremains are asked to muster at RV City in Whetstone at 11 a.m. for assignment in the honor escort.
The escort will leave at noon.
Other individuals who would like to honor the veterans are asked to gather at the cemetery by 12:30 p.m.
For more information in Cochise County call Joe Oliveras at 456-5216.
May their souls rest in Peace.
Amen. Lord, please bring them home to you.
Nobody knew the guy, only that HE SERVED HIS COUNTRY. Upon further investigation, we found that the country did not serve him. But, at least he got a proper funeral.
This is also a group that blocked the Westboro Ghoul group at a gas station near Hattiesburg, when those asses were on their way to another Veteran funeral.
There is no requirement to be a Vet within the Patriot Guard groups. Only a desire to ride with brothers honoring our men and women that served, homeless or not!