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Unclaimed remains of veterans to be laid to rest with honors

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The cremated remains of 10 veterans, who upon their deaths went unclaimed by family members, will be recognized during a ceremony next week.

The deceased veterans will be laid to rest with full military honors at a Forgotten Heroes Funeral at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 22 at the Santa Fe National Cemetery, according to a news release from the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services. The public is invited to the ceremony.

The interment is in accordance with the state’s Forgotten Heroes Burial Program, established to provide a full military funeral for any honorably discharged veteran who, upon death, goes unclaimed by family members or friends.