Unclaimed Cremated Remains of Nine Military Veterans to be Interred with Military Honors
(SANTA FE, NM)—The unclaimed cremated remains of nine military veterans who, upon their deaths, were indigent or whose body went unclaimed by family members, will be laid to rest at a special Forgotten Heroes Funeral at 11 a.m. Oct. 4 at the Santa Fe National Cemetery.
Their cremains will be interred with full military honors in accordance with the state’s Forgotten Heroes Burial Program. This unique program was established by the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services–with help from Bernalillo County—to ensure that no veteran will be alone at the end.
The funeral will feature an Honor Guard, Flag Fold presentation, 21-Rifle Volley, and a bugle rendition of Taps—elements of a military funeral accorded to any honorably discharged veteran buried in New Mexico.
The public is invited to help provide this “Final Salute” for these fallen veterans who have honorably served our country.