Homeless veterans honored at Calverton National Cemetery

A ceremony was held Wednesday at Calverton National Cemetery to honor homeless veterans buried on the grounds. Since 2011, Dignity Memorial has buried 84 homeless

Since 2011, Dignity Memorial has buried 84 homeless

Since 2011, Dignity Memorial has buried 84 homeless veterans at Calverton. (Credit: News 12)

CALVERTON - A ceremony was held Wednesday at Calverton National Cemetery to honor homeless veterans buried on the grounds.

Since 2011, Dignity Memorial has buried 84 homeless veterans at Calverton. Today, the family of one of the deceased veterans came to pay their respects.

Donald Miller had not seen his brother, Thomas, in 30 years after the two drifted apart. They both had served in the Korean War.

Miller tells News 12 that he and his wife spent years searching the Internet for clues to his brother’s whereabouts. He then stumbled upon Dignity Memorial’s site, which listed Thomas as one of their homeless veterans buried at Calverton.

“Thomas Miller is no longer a homeless veteran buried here,” said Miller. “He has his family now.”

Miller says he got choked up when he saw his brother’s grave, but had a good feeling to know that he was at rest in such a beautiful surrounding.

The ceremony honoring homeless veterans at Calverton is held annually each Wednesday after Memorial Day.

More on this topic

Dignity Burial For Veterans

Dignity Memorial website

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Long Island can expect powerful winds and heavy 1 Nor'easter expected to bring strong winds, heavy rain
The incident happened at Manor Field Park 2 Suspects sought in attack on teen in Huntington Station park
Prosecutors say O'Neil Sharpe Jr. caused the fiery 3 Man accused in fatal DWI on SSP to appear in court
Cycle for Survival is the movement to beat 4 Cycle for Survival: Fighting rare cancers
The high winds expected with the nor'easter could 5 South Shore communities prep for nor'easter

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

The cemetery is the final resting place for Veterans honored at Calverton Nat'l Cemetery

Many Long Islanders spent Memorial Day visiting Calverton National Cemetery to remember those who paid

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE