Intro: There are unclaimed veterans remains in Missouri but one state representative wants to give fallen Americans a proper burial.
Chance Seales (SEALS) has more from Jefferson City.
If House Bill 111 is passed into law, unclaimed soldier remains will go to veterans groups to provide a resting place.
Tim Norton is the Missouri Veterans Commission Acting Director and he voiced strong support for the bill.
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|Description: And just from our part, we think it's really important that any veteran out there deserves a proper internment, and we strongly support this bill.|
The Committee on Veterans Affairs passed the measure unanimously, which means it will hit the House floor this session.
Reporting from the State Capital, I'm Chance Seales.
Intro: The families of fallen Missouri veterans may finally gain closure if a House Bill makes its way through the legislature.
Chance Seales (SEALS) reports tonight from Jefferson City.
The proposed bill could pave the way for veterans' groups to provide a final memorial to unclaimed perished soldiers.
Dixon Republican Representative David Day said there are far too many unclaimed remains for this issue to fall by the wayside.
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|Description: It's hundreds. I mean, we know at least that, but some of the funeral homes are reluctant to even let the veterans services organizations do the research. Again, because of liability. But it's a pretty impressive number. |
The Committee on Veterans Affairs passed the measure unanimously and it will now move to the House floor.
Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Chance Seales.