Legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin Corrado (R-40) and Senator Robert Singer (R-30) to aid and honor military members and their families have passed the Senate Military and Veterans Affairs Committee.
The first bill, S-2601, sponsored by Senator Robert Singer and Senator Corrado, would expand the eligibility of unclaimed veterans’ spouses and their dependents to be laid to rest in local, state, or national veterans’ memorial cemeteries.
“All veterans and their families deserve to be laid to rest with dignity,” Singer said.
“Knowing that there are unclaimed cremains of deceased veterans, their spouses, and their dependents sitting in funeral homes or buried without honors is particularly heartbreaking. This legislation ensures the remains of veteran’s loved ones can be claimed by a qualifying veteran’s organization so they can hold a proper burial.”