Arizona Department of Veterans' Services

Group plans funerals for 23 homeless or indigent veterans

April 25, 2019 - 7:19 am

A group that works to locate, identify and inter the cremated remains of unclaimed American military members plans to hold services for 23 veterans.

The services planned for Saturday at the Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery at Marana will include military honors, a last roll call, and a “Missing Man Formation” aircraft flyover.

The services are being held by the Southern Arizona Missing in America Project with assistance from the state Department of Veterans’ Services. The Missing in America Project looks for cremated remains of homeless, unclaimed or indigent veterans and has held services for more than 3,900 forgotten veterans since the mid-2000s.

The 23 veterans to be interred during the 10 a.m. service in Marana served in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force or Marines.

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