Our team was honored to help create a national profile for Dignity Memorial’s Homeless Veterans Burial Program, a collaboration by Dignity Memorial funeral services, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and veterans’ advocates. The program provides services with full military honors for veterans with no family to claim their remains and no resources for proper burials. At the largest military service of its kind at Calverton National Cemetery, we brought together armed services representatives, elected officials, and national media to bear witness to a poignant send-off for 20 indigent veterans of the US armed forces. We also created a Facebook page that fostered a community around the program.
The Dignity Memorial program was featured in two AP stories, a FOX News Channel live shoot, “CBS Evening News” and significant NY media, including WABC-TV News.