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Erie County Provides Burial for Indigent Veterans

By Drew Fitzpatrick

Buffalo, NY – Erie County will now provide indigent veterans with a proper burial. Officials announced a new collaboration Thursday that will insure veterans who die without savings or a strong family connection will receive a dignified memorial free of charge.

Director of Veterans Services Patrick Welch said Mount Calvary Cemetery and Jewish Family Services are participating.

Welch said his office handles dozens of cases involving indigent veterans each year. He said they all deserve an honorable, local burial regardless of their ability to afford it.