You are hereBlogs / jimstaro's blog / 20 Forgotten Veterans

20 Forgotten Veterans


By jimstaro - Posted on 07 January 2011

 

NY burials planned for 20 forgotten veterans

 

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. — January 7, 2011 - Twenty servicemen from New York City whose bodies have gone unclaimed for months or longer will receive full military honors at national veterans cemetery service.

The mass service will be held Saturday at Calverton National Cemetery on Long Island. The Department of Veterans Affairs says it’s the largest of it kind in U.S. history.

It’s part of a national initiative in recent years to clear a massive backlog of unburied or unclaimed remains of both veterans and non-veterans.

The effort is backed by the Missing in America Project, which has been organizing funerals for forgotten veterans since 2006. Founder Fred Salanti of Redding, Calif,. says there may be millions of unclaimed bodies or cremated remains in morgues and funeral homes across the country, many of them veterans. {backlink}

A picture of this burial should be put on the front page of every newspaper in the country and be the lead on every news show. It boggles the mind that these remains of our war-mongering society have no one to lay them to rest. Sad...sad...sad!

Support WarIsACrime



Donate.








Tweet your Congress critters here.


Advertise on this site!




Facebook      Twitter





Our Store:





















The log-in box below is only for bloggers. Nobody else will be able to log in because we have not figured out how to stop voluminous spam ruining the site. If you would like us to have the resources to figure that out please donate. If you would like to receive occasional emails please sign up. If you would like to be a blogger here please send your resume.
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.