Program properly honors veteran whose remains were unclaimed

Program properly honors veteran whose remains were unclaimed

Army Formation Marching

A veteran who passed away and never had anyone claim his remains, received a proper funeral with full military honors.

U.S. Army member Dennis Hopkins served his country with honor and will be laid to rest honorably.

It’s all possible through The Dignity Memorial Homeless Veterans Burial Program, which has provided more than 1,600 veterans with a proper military burial.

While many of the veterans the program serves are homeless or without families, that doesn’t mean people from the community don’t come out to show their support. One woman who lost her brother, also a veteran, decided to accept the flags on Hopkins’s behalf.

“It means a lot to me because I get to be there, not just for my brother and his memory, but but for all veterans and all their memories,” the woman said. “And they deserve to be remembered.”

Surrounded by fellow servicemen and women, Hopkins’s memory lives on and will not be forgotten.”

 

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