Posted 6:45 PM 9/12/2012 : Nineteen vets laid to rest by Missing in America Project
SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. - The remains of 19 veterans have finally been laid to rest at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Sierra Vista, helping to ensure that no veteran is forgotten.
The journey for the veterans' cremated remains began at a funeral in Tucson and was followed by a procession of bikers and cars, which carried the urns to the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Sierra Vista.
"We had 19 veterans today that needed to be inurned with honor and dignity," said Jim Fuller, the director of the Arizona Missing in America Project.
The services were organized by the Missing in America Project and military personnel then escorted the remains to a statge where another ceremony took place.
"I'm about to cry now. It's pretty moving," Fuller said, reflecting on the days' events.
Jess Moore was accompanied by family to honor his brother, Marvin Moore, who served in Vietnam.
"We can have the honor that he might not otherwise have," Moore said of services.
Although Jess Moore said Marvin was estranged from the family in his later years, Jess wanted to see his brother laid to rest with honor.
"It was really great to come here and see how many people there were," Moore told News 4 Tucson. "And the flags and the 21-gun salute and all of the respect and honor they paid...to someone who served so long ago."
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