Missing in America Project: Ceremony to Lay to Rest Forgotten Veterans

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Veterans’ Recovery Program 

News Advisory/Press Release


The public and media are invited to attend –  

MIAP Public invitation 2-27-13

On Wednesday, February 27, 2013, the Missing In America Project (MIAP), Veterans Recovery Program will honor 28 Unclaimed Cremated Remains of Arizona Veterans. 

There will be a Motorcycle Escort from Hansen Desert Hills Mortuary, 6500 E. Bell Rd, Scottsdale, AZ to National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd. Phoenix, AZ. 

A Motorcycle-Hearse provided by American Heritage Hearse Service of Tucson, will be surrounded by large American flags flying on motorcycles and followed by cars. The procession will be escorted from the funeral home to National Cemetery by The Missing In America Project Escort Team.

The February 27th service will be conducted by members of the MISSING IN AMERICA PROJECT. The national organization locates the unclaimed remains, works with the VA to determine veteran status, and then provides an honorable burial service for those who served this great nation. As of 11-8-2012 MIAP buried 73 US Veterans in Arizona.

Jim Fuller, Arizona MIAP State Coordinator, explains, “Similar to ‘No Man Left Behind’, we believe NO Veteran should be forgotten, and that each deserves to be laid to rest with honor to acknowledge his or her contribution to our freedom”. MIAP is committed to leading the effort to bring together many Veteran groups to bury unclaimed vets with respect, so their mission can be complete.

What: MIAP AZ Veteran burial service 

When: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 


  • 11:00 to 11:15 AM – Transfer of cremains from the Hansen Mortuary, Scottsdale to the Hearse
  • 11:30 AM – Procession leaves Hansen Mortuary
  • 11:55 AM – Procession arrives at the National Memorial Cemetery
  • 12:00 PM – Military Honor Service begins
  • 1:00 PM Conclusion of Service

For information and or pre-event media coverage please contact:

Jim Fuller – AZ State Coordinator MIAP, Veterans Recovery Program

Phone: 480-606-8331 

Email: fuller@miaparizona.org 

For more info on MIAP in Arizona please visit: www.Facebook.com/ArizonaMIAP