Monday, June 27, 2016

30 Forgotten Veterans Laid to Rest at Fort Logan National Cemetery

Thirty veterans whose remains went unclaimed after they died in conflicts stretching back to World War II finally get a funeral ceremony
Daily Mail
By ASSOCIATED PRESS and CLEMENCE MICHALLON FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
26 June 2016

About 80 people gathered in Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver The names of the dead were read as well as their rank, branch and the war in which they serviced Some of their remains had been cremated and left at funeral homes, while others had no next of kin Vietnam veteran Jose Gonzales said attending services for fellow soldiers was 'healing to the soul'
Thirty veterans whose remains went unclaimed were finally honored during a funeral ceremony Saturday at Denver's Fort Logan National Cemetery (file picture)
Thirty veterans whose remains went unclaimed were finally honored during a funeral ceremony Saturday at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colorado.

Some of the fallen soldiers' remains had been cremated and left at funeral homes, while others had no next of kin.

About 80 relatives and supporters turned up to pay tribute to the veterans, some of whom had served during World War II, the Denver Post reported.

'In my mind, they're almost MIA, because they just sat there,' guest speaker Major General H Michael Edwards said. 'Each of them has a story. I only wish we knew their full story.'

Remains sometimes go unclaimed because families forget about them or do not know they can get a military burial for their relative, Edwards added.

The names of the dead were read during the ceremony, followed by the rank, branch and war in which the soldiers served.

The veterans' past went as far back as World War II.
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