27 homeless veterans to be laid to rest Saturday - Tucson News Now

27 homeless veterans to be laid to rest Saturday

(Source: Raycom News Network) (Source: Raycom News Network)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Missing In America Project will lay to rest 27 homeless veterans in Marana on Saturday morning.

The ceremony will take place at Arizona Veterans' Memorial Cemetery at 11 a.m.

The MIAP finds, identifies, and lays to rest the unclaimed remains of American veterans. 

Tomorrow the organization will honor 27 veterans and two spouses.

State Coordinator Ed Torres said since they have started five years ago, they have honored more than 175 veterans from all branches of the military.

“We make sure than no one is left behind it is just like being in the battlefield never leave a person behind,” he said.

The ceremony is open to the public and everyone is welcome.

For more information about the Missing In America Project, visit http://tucsonne.ws/2eas84f

Copyright 2016 Tucson News Now. All rights reserved. 

  • Local newsMore>>

  • Final: Purdue 89, Arizona 64

    Final: Purdue 89, Arizona 64

    Saturday, November 25 2017 1:32 AM EST2017-11-25 06:32:23 GMT

    The Cats fall by 25 and will return home from paradise winless at 0-3.

    The Cats fall by 25 and will return home from paradise winless at 0-3.

  • Officers talk about passion for life-saving DUI patrols

    Officers talk about passion for life-saving DUI patrols

    Saturday, November 25 2017 12:36 AM EST2017-11-25 05:36:05 GMT
    Source: Tucson News NowSource: Tucson News Now

    DUI enforcement has been increased for Thanksgiving, as law enforcement is trying to take impaired drivers off the streets. They started Wednesday, Nov. 22, and are continuing through Saturday night, Nov. 25. 

    DUI enforcement has been increased for Thanksgiving, as law enforcement is trying to take impaired drivers off the streets. They started Wednesday, Nov. 22, and are continuing through Saturday night, Nov. 25. 

  • Free rides on Sun Link streetcar on Small Business Saturday

    Free rides on Sun Link streetcar on Small Business Saturday

    Friday, November 24 2017 11:52 PM EST2017-11-25 04:52:44 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    Free rides on the streetcar for shoppers on Saturday along the Sun Link route. 

    Free rides on the streetcar for shoppers on Saturday along the Sun Link route. 

Powered by Frankly