MISSING IN AMERICA PROJECT – FLORIDA

CALL TO HONOR #13

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2017, 11:00AM

 

The purpose of the Missing in America Project (MIAP) is to locate, identify and inter the unclaimed cremated remains of American veterans, and the spouses and dependent children of veterans, through the joint efforts of private, state and federal organizations, and to provide honor, respect and dignity to those who have served this country by securing a final resting place for these forgotten heroes.  The Post supports the MIAP, and a Legionnaire from the Post and his wife are active in the project.

 

On Saturday, October 21, 2017, at 11:00am, MIAP – Florida, in cooperation with the Buxton and Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Crematory in Okeechobee, the Glades Funeral Chapel in Belle Glade, the Treasure Coast Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory in Stuart, the Boynton Memorial Chapel and Crematory in Boynton Beach, the Edgley Cremation Service in West Palm Beach, the Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner Department Indigent Cremation Program in Miami, and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, will be interring the cremains of 14 veterans and 6 spouses of veterans, with full military honors, at the South Florida National Cemetery located at 6501 Florida State Road 7, Lake Worth, FL 33449. 

 

The veterans being interred served in the US Army, Marine Corps., Navy and Air Force, during World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, or other non-war periods.  The longest that any of these being interred has been unclaimed is since 1968. 

 

All are welcome to attend the service.  If any post or auxiliary member, with or without his/her spouse, would like to participate in the service as a pallbearer, or flag or flower carrier, or for additional information, please contact Paul Markonni at cell 561-445-9299, or email pmarkonni@comcast.net.  All service participants MUST be at the cemetery by 10:00am on Saturday, October 21, 2017.  There will be a rehearsal for participants beginning at 3:00pm on Friday, October 20, 2017 at the cemetery.  Attendance at the rehearsal is preferred but not required.