Memorial ceremony honors just-identified remains of veterans


Eagle Point, Ore. – Fourteen veterans and three spouses of veterans were laid to rest on Wednesday in the Eagle Point National Cemetery. The cremated remains of all seventeen individuals were just recently identified, some after sitting for decades in funeral homes.

“These veterans and their wives sacrificed so much, they give so much for this country, and we can’t just let them lay on a shelf in a cardboard box,” Gene Flannery said, an member of the Missing In America Project, or MIAP.

MIAP aims to help identify the remains of veterans, by working with funeral homes to research the veteran’s history and service. They then hold funerals for the named veterans and their spouses, giving them a military memorial ceremony.

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