2023 Forgotten Heroes Funeral For The Unclaimed Cremains of Fifty-Two Veterans
Thursday, Sep. 28
(9 a.m.) Albuquerque/Calvary Church
4001 Osuna Rd. NE
(11 a.m.) Santa Fe National Cemetery
(501 North Guadalupe St.)
(SANTA FE)— The unclaimed cremated remains of 52 military veterans will be laid to rest at the 2023 Forgotten Heroes Funeralon September 28.
A brief memorial ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. at the Albuquerque Calvary Church located at 4001 Osuna Road NE.
Following the ceremony, the 52 urns will be loaded into two hearses, which will depart with a law enforcement/service agency motorcycle escort for the Santa Fe National Cemetery, at 501 North Guadalupe Street, for an 11 a.m. funeral service and burial.
The veterans will be buried with military honors courtesy of New Mexico’s Forgotten Heroes Funeral Program, created by the New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services (DVS), Bernalillo County, and the New Mexico National Guard to provide a military funeral for honorably discharged veterans who, upon death, are unclaimed by family or friends for interment.
The public is invited to attend and serve as “family” to provide a final salute for these 52 fallen veterans who have served our country.
The New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services
The New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services (DVS) provides support and services to New Mexico’s 144,134 veterans and their families. DVS treats every veteran, regardless of their rank achieved during military service, with the respect and gratitude befitting someone who has served our country. We strive every day to live up to our agency’s official motto: Serving Those Who Served.