VA Cemetery To Serve as Final Resting Place for Unclaimed Ashes | Community Spirit
Remains of 11 veterans will now have a final resting place at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake.
Ashes of the 11 veterans have been in Walla Walla and never claimed by family members. The collection includes the ashes of World War I veteran Earl Foster, who died in 1952.
Walla Walla County's coroner Richard Greenwood said it upset him to have the unclaimed remains of men who served our country just sitting in county custody. He says he was honored to work with the cemetery and the VFW post in College Place to find a final resting place.
A ceremony to honor the veterans is planned for Sepetmber 12th.
Groundbreaking for the cemetery took place last year, after 10 years of planning and site selection. It serves as a final resting place for U.S. veterans, their spouses and their surviving children.