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Funeral ceremony will celebrate homeless vets
Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Bill Hess

Posted on 03/17/2013 7:14:59 AM PDT by SandRat

SIERRA VISTA — Nearly 20 former members of America’s 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.

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: funeral; homeless; vets

1 posted on 03/17/2013 7:14:59 AM PDT by SandRat
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To: SandRat

May their souls rest in Peace.

2 posted on 03/17/2013 8:14:59 AM PDT by knife6375 (US Navy Veteran)
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To: knife6375

Amen. Lord, please bring them home to you.

3 posted on 03/17/2013 10:08:56 PM PDT by Steve0113 (I miss having a president who loves this country.)
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To: SandRat
While living at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport (MS) a couple of years ago, I met a bunch of guys from the Patriot Guard. They were just returning from an Honor Guard ride to the Vet Cemetery in Biloxi (by the new VA Hosp). They had gone there that day to stand with a homeless Vet and send him out with somebody caring.

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!

4 posted on 03/17/2013 10:21:24 PM PDT by WVKayaker ("I've seen how nasty it can be for other conservatives as well. "-Sarah Palin 12/17/12)
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