Memorial service held for unclaimed military veterans

New Mexico News

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico’s unclaimed military veterans were properly laid to rest on Thursday.

Cremains of 22 veterans were taken to the Santa Fe National Cemetery for a Special Forgotten Heroes Funeral on Thursday morning. The funeral was held for those that have gone unclaimed.

Each fallen service member was honored with elements of a normal military funeral including an honor guard, flag fold presentation, rifle volley, and bugle rendition of taps. This is a public service put on by Bernalillo County and the state’s Forgotten Heroes burial program.

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