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Service members honor those forgotten

Service members participate in a military funeral rendering honors to 10 unclaimed honorably discharged service members as part of the Missing in America Project at Beaufort National Cemetery in Beaufort, S.C., Dec. 13. Missing in America Project is a nation-wide effort to locate, identify and bury unclaimed remains of forgotten veterans. The military funeral is a demonstration of respect to show the nation's deep gratitude to those who, in times of war and peace, faithfully defended our country.



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This work, Service members honor those forgotten [Image 19 of 19], by Sgt Marcy Sanchez, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:12.13.2013

Date Posted:12.16.2013 08:41

Photo ID:1138268

VIRIN:131213-M-EK666-002

Resolution:3861x2574

Size:659.23 KB

Location:BEAUFORT, SC, USGlobe

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