CBS Veteran Members attended a Military Funeral to honor Homeless Veterans who received a proper burial through the Dignity Memorial Homeless Veterans Burial Program, in partnership with Missing in America Project and the Long Island National Cemetery. Five Veterans were buried at the Long Island National Cemetery in Farmingdale NY on the afternoon of July 11, 2019.
• Eunice Roberta Lincoln Greenspon, 1st LT, US Army, WW
• IIIrving Beiser, A2, ASAF, Korea
• Franklyn R. Lansner, Sr., AM1, Navy, WW II
• Richard Schwarzchild, Sgt, Army, WWII
• Donald Solar, Sp3, Army, Korea
The Dignity Memorial Homeless Veterans Burial Program was founded on the belief that every veteran deserves a dignified and honorable burial. Through this program, homeless and indigent veterans who have no family to claim them and who are identified as being discharged anything other than dishonorable, are provided with a proper military burial. Their Dignity Memorial locations provide preparation of the body, transportation, clothing, casket and coordination of the funeral service at no charge. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides eligible veterans with the opening and closing of the gravesite, a grave liner, a headstone or marker, a graveside ceremony and perpetual care in any VA national cemetery nationwide.
“It was a very nice service and quite emotional. I was honored to be there to honor the Veterans that came before me. Today’s event offered some comfort, that they were properly honored and are laid to rest, in peace”, says Hill Pluviose, CBS Veterans Network Member