Ashes of 23 veterans to be interred in Wyoming cemetery

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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A coalition of nonprofit groups plans to inter the ashes of 23 military veterans in a Wyoming cemetery.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports the ashes are scheduled to be interred Sept. 18 at the Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery in Evansville.

The public ceremony 3 miles (5 kilometers) east of Casper is expected to include military honors for the unclaimed, cremated remains of Sheridan County veterans.

The planned interment is a combined effort of groups including the Wyoming State Society Daughters of 1812, Kane Funeral Home of Sheridan, the Natrona County United Veterans Council, and the Missing in America Project.

The Missing in America Veterans Recovery Program is a federally recognized organization for the identification, location, verification, and movement of the remains of veterans and family members.