A new veterans cemetery is now open in Mims, Fla. The 318-acre Cape Canaveral National Cemetery is expected to become the final resting place of more than 160,000 veterans over the next 100 years.
The remains of the first 12 veterans were laid to rest, Tuesday.
“Today we accept the remains of your loved ones, 12 heroes who will be laid to rest here,” said Cape Canaveral National Cemetery Director Don Murphy, as he addressed the families.
These are the 12 service members buried there. They were from all five branches of the U.S. Armed Forces.
United States Army
Private First Class Richard Diamond
Sergeant Isidore Rodriguez
Technical Sergeant 4 Carter Woolsey
United States Marine Corps
Lance Corporal Julian McGlumphy
United States Navy
Electricians Mare 2nd Class Edward Backiel
Yeoman 2nd Class Fausto Castrodad
Aviation Electricians Mate 3rd Class Irwin Cohen
United States Air Force
Major Edwin Cullity
Technical Sergeant John Garvey
Airman 2nd Class Theodore Glaser
Staff Sergeant Edward Guthrie
United States Coast Guard
Engineman 3rd Class Kenneth Howard
The ceremony marked the opening of the 134th national cemetery.
(H/T Bay News 9)