State to hold funeral for 9 forgotten military veterans
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State officials say they will hold a funeral Thursday for nine deceased U.S. military veterans who were indigent or whose bodies were not claimed by relatives.
The ceremony at the Santa Fe National Cemetery is set for 11 a.m. Thursday.
Officials say the veterans’ remains will be interred with full military honors under a program meant to ensure “no veteran will be alone at the end.”
The funerals include an Honor Guard, flag-folding presentation and Taps.
The program falls under the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services, with support from Bernalillo County.