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Military ‘family’ honors their own
Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Bill Hess

Posted on 03/21/2013 10:18:20 AM PDT by SandRat

SIERRA VISTA — They were soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and a member of the Merchant Marines.

They ranged in age from 58 to 87.

They were combat veterans or had served in peace time.

Their commonality was they were homeless or indigent veterans.

On Wednesday, the 20 honorably discharged veterans were laid to rest at the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery.

Although their end days may have been lonely, going to their final resting place wasn’t, as nearly 300 people were present when their cremains were placed in a number of columbarium niches.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: funneral; missinginamerica; veterans


Beatrice Richardson • Herald/Review Marines Sgt. C.D. Bishop, left, and Sgt. Zachary T. Plucas escort two of 20 urns of indigent and homeless Arizona veterans from an American Heritage Hearse to the ceremony to lay them to rest at the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Sierra Vista on Wednesday.


1 posted on 03/21/2013 10:18:20 AM PDT by SandRat
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To: All; StarCMC; Kathy in Alaska; Bethbg79; EsmeraldaA; MoJo2001; Brad's Gramma; laurenmarlowe; ...

We in this town never forget.


2 posted on 03/21/2013 10:32:22 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

Thank you for your kindness and compassion to those who served their country. Their service was not in vain—integrity, honor, service above self still exist in many Americans. Blessings!


3 posted on 03/21/2013 10:46:47 AM PDT by sassy steel magnolia
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To: sassy steel magnolia
Come visit the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Sierra Vista to see the beautiful place of Honor given to them.
4 posted on 03/21/2013 10:51:19 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

thank you for the kind invitation! My husband’s health keeps us busy between home and surgical/cancer centers, but whenever he is able, we do plan to travel for fun, God willing.

I lived in AZ when I was much younger—my dad was stationed at Davis-Monthan AFB. My oldest son frequently visited the boneyard as part of his job responsibilities when he worked civil service. Arizona is a beautiful state, and I have always loved visiting there. Huge blue skies...


5 posted on 03/21/2013 11:02:00 AM PDT by sassy steel magnolia
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To: sassy steel magnolia

Ther even is a place of Honor for both Union and Confederate Vets.

We are located approx 70 miles SouthEast of Tucson just outside of Fort Huachuca.

GOD’s blessing on you and your health.


6 posted on 03/21/2013 11:12:14 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat
Amen to that SandRat!

Thank you very much for this posting - it's wonderful to see these heroes appropriately laid to rest and honored for their service.



Where are the survivors of the massacre at Benghazi? The silence of the Obama Regime on this question is deafening!

Fiat Justitia, Ruat Coelum!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

7 posted on 03/21/2013 1:33:17 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: SandRat
We in this town never forget.

What a wonderful legacy of honor to our troops! Something to be proud of. God rest the souls of these heroes.....

8 posted on 03/21/2013 3:25:42 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: LUV W

Take a YouTube tour of the resting place http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7p-_fIcHURQ


9 posted on 03/21/2013 3:57:50 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

Thank you for the tour. It’s quite lovely and peaceful.


10 posted on 03/21/2013 4:34:46 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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