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War vets and their spouses finally have full military burial

A single rose sits on each of 43

A single rose sits on each of 43 boxes which house the once-unclaimed cremated remains of 34 veterans, and nine spouses of veterans. (June 22, 2013) Photo Credit: Steven Sunshine

Thirty four war veterans, dating back to the Civil War, who were overlooked in the past finally received a full military burial, along with 9 of their spouses, during an Inurnment Service at Long Island National Cemetery in Farmingdale.

A single rose sits on each of 43
Photo Credit: Steven Sunshine

A single rose sits on each of 43 boxes which house the once-unclaimed cremated remains of 34 veterans, and nine spouses of veterans. (June 22, 2013)

Veterans place the unclaimed ashes of soldiers and
Photo Credit: Steven Sunshine

Veterans place the unclaimed ashes of soldiers and spouses of soldiers next to folded American Flags during a ceremony at Long Island National Cemetery, Pinelawn, in Farmingdale. (June 22, 2013)

Frank Bradford, 49, of Baldwin, who is representing
Photo Credit: Steven Sunshine

Frank Bradford, 49, of Baldwin, who is representing the 10th New York Volunteer Infantry Company, rides to a ceremony for 34 veterans and 9 spouses of veterans whose cremated remains had once been unclaimed. (June 22, 2013)

A hearse carrying the cremated remains of 34
Photo Credit: Steven Sunshine

A hearse carrying the cremated remains of 34 veterans and 9 spouses of veterans moves through a gauntlet of American Flags at Long Island National Cemetery, Pinelawn. (June 22, 2013)

Tom Ronayne, of the Suffolk County Veterans Services
Photo Credit: Steven Sunshine

Tom Ronayne, of the Suffolk County Veterans Services Agency, rings a bell for each of the the 34 veterans and 9 spouses of veterans laid to rest and given a full military burial during a ceremony at Long Island National Cemetery, Pinelawn, in Farmingdale. (June 22, 2013)

The American Flag is folded 13 times during
Photo Credit: Steven Sunshine

The American Flag is folded 13 times during a service at Long Island National Cemetery in Farmingdale for the unclaimed remains of 34 veterans and 9 spouses of veterans. (June 22, 2013)

Lynn Dolan, 57, of Bellerose Manor, and a
Photo Credit: Steven Sunshine

Lynn Dolan, 57, of Bellerose Manor, and a member of Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-1865, stands near a folded American Flag during a service at Long Island National Cemetery in Farmingdale. Dolan is wearing her mourning dress, which was typically worn at funerals during the Civil War. (June 22, 2013)

Janice Guy, 65, left, of West Babylon, and
Photo Credit: Steven Sunshine

Janice Guy, 65, left, of West Babylon, and Lynne Dolan, 57, of Bellerose Manor, who are both members of Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-1865, place their hands on their hearts during a service at Long Island National Cemetery, Pinelawn. The honored were given a full military burial today. (June 22, 2013)

Members of the Garibaldi Guard from right to
Photo Credit: Steven Sunshine

Members of the Garibaldi Guard from right to left: Jack D'amico, 56, Matt Fascaldi, 17, and Vito Sanfilippo, 47, all of Rockland County, during a service at Long Island National Cemetery, Pinelawn, in Farmingdale. (June 22, 2013)

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