October 26: Missing in America Project to inter 37 unclaimed veterans

October 16, 2019


Fall 2019 MIAP

The Arizona Department of Veterans' Services and Southern Arizona Missing in America Project (MIAP) will honor and inter the cremains of 37 homeless, unclaimed or indigent veterans during a ceremony on Saturday, October 26th at Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery at Marana. This ceremony is open to the public.



The veterans to be interred served in the U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force. The ceremony will include military honors, last roll call and more before the veterans are settled in their final resting place. Four veterans to be honored served in either World War I or World War II. See the full list of veterans here: Fall 2019 Missing in America Project Mission


Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery at Marana hosted a similar ceremony in April, when 17 homeless, unclaimed or indigent veterans were interred. The Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services partners with the MIAP to honor deceased veterans and their families throughout the year.


The MIAP has interred more than 4000 veterans nationwide. Their focus is to locate, identify and inter the unclaimed remains of American veterans. Learn more about MIAP here: https://www.miap.us/



What: Veterans recovery program to inter 37 homeless, unclaimed or indigent veterans

When: Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

Where: Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery at Marana,

            15950 N. Luckett Road, Marana, Arizona 85653

            Phone: 520-638-4869



  • 0900: Posting of the Colors
  • 0920: Approximate arrival time of cremains
  • 0945: DOD Honor Guards escort cremains to the platform
  • 1000: Official ceremony start
    • Call to order
    • Opening Remarks
    • Pledge of Allegiance
    • National Anthem
    • Invocation
    • Last Roll Call
    • Military Honors Rendered
    • Flag Presentation
    • Benediction
    • Closing remarks
    • Retiring of the Colors
    • Veterans committed to final resting place
    • Final Prayer
  • 1200 - Estimated end of service