PHOENIX — A memorial service was held Wednesday to honor unclaimed urns containing the remains of 28 veterans.
Some remains went unclaimed for as long as 58 years.
“It allows us to fulfill the promise we all make to one another in the service and that is to never leave a fallen comrade,” said Army Reserve Lt. Col. Brian Haver. “We get to take those fallen comrades and give them proper military honors.”
The fallen men and women were from all branches of service and they included veterans from both world wars and the Korean War.
“What was especially touching is that we had two couples, two sets of husbands and wives, that were buried today,” said Haver.
After the service at a Phoenix mortuary, the remains were ultimately laid to rest at the National Memorial Cemetary.
The event was organized by the Missing in America Project.
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