Members of the military honor guard hold the cremated remains of 10 veterans who were interred in Beaufort National Cemetery during a ceremony on Friday. The veterans, all from South Carolina, received a proper funeral through the Missing in America Project, which is a group that seeks to bury the unclaimed remains of veterans in military cemeteries. The ceremony was the sixth in the South Carolina, and the first at Beaufort National Cemetery. It started at the Beaufort VFW post, with the remains traveling to the cemetery in a hearse from Anderson Funeral Home, funeral director Gary Queck said. The cremated remains of the ten Veterans were escorted from the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8760 on Castle Rock Road by the American Legion Riders of South Carolina and the Patriot Guard. The funeral procession traveled to the Beaufort National Cemetery for the ceremony. Navy Chaplains Dean L. Hoelz and Kim M. Donahue officiated over the ceremony and an Honor Guard from Fort Gordon Ga. the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force and American Legion Post 71 provided full military honors.
Members of the military honor guard hold the cremated remains of 10 veterans who were interred in Beaufort National Cemetery during a ceremony on Friday. The veterans, all from South Carolina, received a proper funeral through the Missing in America Project, which is a group that seeks to bury the unclaimed remains of veterans in military cemeteries. The ceremony was the sixth in the South Carolina, and the first at Beaufort National Cemetery. It started at the Beaufort VFW post, with the remains traveling to the cemetery in a hearse from Anderson Funeral Home, funeral director Gary Queck said. The cremated remains of the ten Veterans were escorted from the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8760 on Castle Rock Road by the American Legion Riders of South Carolina and the Patriot Guard. The funeral procession traveled to the Beaufort National Cemetery for the ceremony. Navy Chaplains Dean L. Hoelz and Kim M. Donahue officiated over the ceremony and an Honor Guard from Fort Gordon Ga. the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force and American Legion Post 71 provided full military honors. Staff photo
Members of the military honor guard hold the cremated remains of 10 veterans who were interred in Beaufort National Cemetery during a ceremony on Friday. The veterans, all from South Carolina, received a proper funeral through the Missing in America Project, which is a group that seeks to bury the unclaimed remains of veterans in military cemeteries. The ceremony was the sixth in the South Carolina, and the first at Beaufort National Cemetery. It started at the Beaufort VFW post, with the remains traveling to the cemetery in a hearse from Anderson Funeral Home, funeral director Gary Queck said. The cremated remains of the ten Veterans were escorted from the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8760 on Castle Rock Road by the American Legion Riders of South Carolina and the Patriot Guard. The funeral procession traveled to the Beaufort National Cemetery for the ceremony. Navy Chaplains Dean L. Hoelz and Kim M. Donahue officiated over the ceremony and an Honor Guard from Fort Gordon Ga. the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force and American Legion Post 71 provided full military honors. Staff photo

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December 13, 2013 7:44 PM

Group holds military funeral for 10 unclaimed veterans

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