Unclaimed Veteran Receives A True Hero's Burial
If this video doesn't convince you that kind strangers and a sense of community still exists, nothing will. No one should have to go their grave on their own and the people of Tennessee made sure it didn't happen on their watch.
The people at the Missing in America Project have the same goal in mind. Their mission is to locate, identify and inter the remains of all American veterans with the honor and respect owed to those who have served their country. Launched in January 2007, the team at MIAP has scoured mortuaries and cemeteries around the country. At last count, they have gone through 12,090 cremains, identified 2,782 of those as belonging to veterans and interred 2,536.