The remains of eight unclaimed veterans from Lexington will be buried at1:30 p.m. Friday at the Fort Jackson National Cemetery with full militaryhonors. The veterans' remains have been sitting on the shelves at coroners'offices in Lexington and Greenville counties for up to two years, waitingfor a family member to claim them.
Since no next-of-kin have come forward, the remains will be buried as partof the Missing in America Project, with help from American Legion posts inChapin and Greenville.
Veterans to be interred are:
Chaplain Emeritus Tom Fincher will officiate the ceremony, and an Honor
Guard from Fort Gordon Georgia will provide full military honors. Theceremony is open to the public.