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Fourteen veterans, 13 from Bernalillo County and one from Otero County, were interred at the Santa Fe National Cemetery as part of the New Mexico Forgotten Heroes Burial Program Nov. 1. The 13 Bernalillo County veterans were identified through the county’s Unclaimed/Indigent Cremation Program.
The Bernalillo County Commission honored members of the county Purchasing Department involved in the Unclaimed/Indigent Cremation Program, which steps in when deceased county residents are unclaimed and are of indigent status and family members have no means to cremate them.
Honored at Tuesday’s meeting were, from left: Lisa Sedillo-White, Purchasing Director; Rachel Maestas, Purchasing; Adrienne Candelaria, Purchasing; Danielle Romero, Purchasing; Ann Yang, Information Technology.
Bernalillo County honored 85 people Tuesday in a special burial ceremony at Evangelico Cemetery.