Unclaimed Remains of Three Veterans to Receive Military Funeral in Rockland County

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Wanamaker & Carlough Funeral Home, the Missing in America Project and County of Rockland Veterans partner to honor veterans

SUFFERN – Three Rockland County veterans whose cremated remains have been unclaimed will be laid to rest with help from the Wanamaker & Carlough Funeral Home in Suffern, New York, the Missing in America Project and the County of Rockland Veterans. The ceremony is open to the public and members of the media.

After a 1 p.m. service at the funeral home, located at 177 New York 59 in Suffern, the three Veterans will be escorted to Frederick W. Loescher Veterans Cemetery on Brick Church Road in New Hempstead where they will receive full military honors at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 1, 2015

“The Missing in America Project has been working with Dignity Memorial providers to identify these forgotten veterans and ensure they receive the honors in death that their service in life merited,” said William Villanova, General Manager for Wanamaker & Carlough Funeral Home. “We’re honored to work with the Missing in America Project and the County of Rockland Veterans to provide the dignified military burial these veterans deserve.”

The purpose of the Missing in America Project is to locate, identify and inter the unclaimed cremated remains of American veterans through the joint efforts of private, state and federal organizations and to provide honor and respect to those who have served this country by securing a final resting place for these forgotten heroes. For more information, visit www.miap.us.

The Wanamaker & Carlough Funeral Home has several initiatives to honor and support the nation’s veterans and active military. More information on the funeral home can be found at www.wanamakercarlough.com.

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