12 Heroes Without Family to be Laid to Rest This Thursday in Sarasota

MISSING IN AMERICA PROJECT – FLORIDA

CALL TO HONOR #21

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2019 - 1:30PM

MISSION STATEMENT

The purpose of the Missing in America Project (MIAP) is to locate, identify and inter the unclaimed cremated remains of American veterans through the joint efforts of private, state and federal organizations, and to provide honor, respect and dignity to those who have served this country by securing a final resting place for these forgotten heroes.

“IT’S THE RIGHT THING TO DO”

On Thursday, September 26, at 1:30PM, MIAP – Florida, in cooperation with Baldwin Brothers Funeral and Cremation Society’s Southwest Florida locations,will be interring the unclaimed cremains of ...

12 veterans, and 5 spouses of veterans, with full military honors, at the Sarasota National Cemetery located at 9810 State Road 72, Sarasota, FL 34241. 

The veterans being interred served in the US Army, Navy and Air Force, during World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and a non-war specific period. The longest that any of these sat unclaimed dates back to 2002.

There will be a motorcycle escort leaving from the American Legion Post 266 located at 5201 Richardson Road, Sarasota, FL. 34232. Meeting time is 12:noon and no later than 12:30. Kick Stands Up will be at 12:45.

ALL Members of the community are welcome to join in the escort via motorcycle, car or truck. 

This service is open to ALL residents of our area communities.

Service will be at 1:30pm at Sarasota National Cemetery... This Thursday, September 26th

From time to time, we are alerted to a local HERO or more, who has no known friends or family locally to attend their final farewell from a grateful nation. When we learn of these HEROES, we let you know in hopes you, a friend or a family member may be able attend to pay your respects and Thank these HEROES for their sacrifice, service and patriotism... 

These Heroes Names will be released, at the time of their services..

The Sarasota National Cemetery is located at:

9810 State Road 72, Sarasota, FL 34241 

Ph: 941-922-7200 · 877-861-9840 (toll free)

Directions: Take interstate 75 to exit 205 (Clark Rd) travel east for 4 miles (toward Myakka River State Park), The Sarasota National Cemetery, is on the right.

MIAP NATION WIDE PROGESS TO DATE

As of 9/13/2019

Total Funeral Homes Visited - 2,362 ; Cremains Found - 19,894 ; Veterans Cremains Identified - 4,513; Veterans Interred - 4,135

MIAP FLORIDA PROGRESS TO DATE

As of 9/18/2019

Total Funeral Homes Visited – 179 ; Cremains Found – 1780 ; Number to be interred – 103 ; Missions Scheduled – 2 ; Veterans Interred – 309; Spouses Interred – 114 ; Dependents Interred - 1

For More Information on the MIAP Program....

Kathy Church

MIAP – FL State Coordinator

(904) 219-3035

miapjax@yahoo.comwww.miap.us

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