Unaccompanied Veterans Honors Program ceremony postponed

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SPRINGFIELD - Camp Butler National Cemetery officials have announced that their Unaccompanied Veterans Honors Program for this quarter has been canceled.

The Unaccompanied Veterans Honors Program for this quarter, originally scheduled at 9:00 a.m. on January 7, has been postponed due to the projected dangerous temperatures and wind chills.  All veterans who would've been honored on January 7 will now be honored during next quarter's program, on April 1, 2015.

The Unaccompanied Veterans Honors Program holds a ceremony on the first Wednesday of each fiscal quarter, and pays respect to veterans who are interred without honors within the previous three-month period.  During the ceremony, military funeral honors are given, including a three-round rifle volley, the playing of "Taps," the folding of the United States flag, and the reading of the veterans' names who are being honored.
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