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Burial Set In Dallas For 4 Unclaimed Veterans

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DALLAS (AP) — Four homeless or indigent veterans with no relatives to claim them are being buried with full military honors Wednesday in Dallas.

They will be laid to rest at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.

Department of Veterans Affairs officials say they couldn’t locate any relatives for an Air Force veteran in his 60s who’d been homeless and died in January.

VA officials say two Army veterans in their 70s had no known living relatives. One died in January and the other in February.

One Navy veteran who died last week was a retired cinematographer who’d been estranged from his family for decades.

The burial services are provided by the Dignity Memorial Homeless Veterans Burial Program. It was founded in 2000 so every veteran could have an honorable burial.

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