13 vets' unclaimed remains finally laid to rest

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Posted: Sep 11, 2014 2:34 PM

HOLLY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Thirteen military veterans whose remains went unclaimed at a Detroit morgue finally have been laid to rest.

Dozens of military members, family and others were on hand for Thursday's memorial service and burial at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly Township, 60 miles northwest of Detroit.

The men's remains arrived at the Veterans Administration cemetery as part of a 13-hearse procession that left the Wayne County medical's examiner's office earlier in the day.

It was there that the remains had been stored after no one came forward to claim them.

At the service, Army National Guard Maj. Carl Livingston said: "Rest in peace, dear brothers in arms," before snapping off a salute to the 13 flag-draped caskets behind him.

Burial took place nearby in 13 side-by-side plots.