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Unclaimed veterans' remains given full honors at Santa Fe National Cemetery

Hawker Vanguard
October 04, 2018 10:23 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— Among more than 60 thousand veterans resting at Santa Fe National Cemetery are eight new names.

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Each one of them has a story no one may ever know.

They had no family or friends when they passed.

“I think it's important that we show respect for these people, especially when someone goes from this earth without having anyone to be there for them, so it just meant a lot for me to be there for them,” said Glenda Patterson who attended Thursday’s "Forgotten Heroes Funeral ."

The program was established by the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services along with Bernalillo County to make sure no veteran will be alone at the end.

Governor Susana Martinez reminded New Mexicans that the eight men are no longer alone.

“We are their family. We are their New Mexico family,” Martinez said.

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