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Colorado veterans go through unclaimed remains to give comrades memorial

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A motorcycle escort rumbled slowly along the pavement that cuts through meandering rows of identical white headstones at Denver’s Fort Logan National Cemetery, making its way toward a pavilion where dozens of military veterans converged under a brilliant late April sky for a long-overdue rite.

While bagpipes played, 13 men in crisp white dress shirts beneath black vests bearing patches signifying their military affiliations each accepted a wooden box unloaded from the back of a hearse. Solemnly cradling them in white gloves, some with trembling hands, they delivered sets of cremated remains to a table.

Cremains of 13 U.S. military veterans were given full military honors during an Honors Burial Project inurnment at Fort Logan National Cemetery on April 30, 2024, in Denver….

Kevin Simpson

2024-05-27 03:05:00

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