Unclaimed remains of veterans receive full military honors

BATH — On Friday, the Patriot Guard Riders of New York escorted the remains of 12 unclaimed military veterans to their rightful resting place at the Bath National Cemetery, where they received the full Military Honors they have earned.

These 12 veterans served in the Marine Corps, Army, Navy and Air Force and passed away from 1–19 years ago.

The motorcycle escort began in Buffalo and traveled through Erie, Wyoming, Livingston and Steuben counties. The interment and Military Honors took place at 11 a.m. The ceremony concluded with a gun salute and the playing of taps.

The effort was part of the Patriot Guard Riders of New York Veteran Recovery Program. Law enforcement from Erie, Wyoming, Livingston and Steuben counties as well as the New York State Police assisted in escorting the contingent, along with 150-200 motorcyclists.