Friday, August 26, 2011
Washington's Missing In America Program Recovers 13 Veterans
On Monday, August 22, a team of fifty Missing in America Program volunteers, from the Patriot Guard Riders and American Legion Riders, recovered thirteen veterans and one spouse in Pasco and Moses Lake.
This is all part of the Washington State Missing in America Program whose mission is to recover veterans and their spouses who have been unclaimed, sometimes for years, in funeral homes or Coroner’s Offices throughout the state.
The State Veterans Cemetery – Medical Lake is gearing up for their first annual Washington State Missing in America Program Ceremony. At the ceremony, each veteran and spouse will be placed in the Columbarium Wall and provided with the Funeral Honors each veteran deserves. The ceremonies will always occur on the 2nd Monday in September, so this year it will be September 12 at 11:00am. Find out more at http://www.dva.wa.gov/PDF%20files/MIAP%20Invite.pdf