A funeral service with full military honors will be given Tuesday at Georgia National Cemetery, Canton, to seven World War II veterans whose remains were never claimed. AJC FILE

Forgotten veterans to be honored with procession, service

Seven World War II veterans whose remains were never claimed will be given a procession across North Fulton and Cherokee counties and inurned with full military honors Tuesday at Georgia National Cemetery.

Organizer of the event is the Missing in America Project, whose mission is to locate, identify and inter the unclaimed cremated remains of American veterans “and to provide honor, respect and dignity to those who have served this country,” according to an announcement by American Legion Post 304, Acworth. Information: https://bit.ly/2NsbBI8

The veterans honored Tuesday are U.S. Army Sgt. William H. Wallengren, Pfc. Robert L. Green, Tech. 5 John Embert, Tech. Sgt. John F. Campbell Jr., Capt. Frank S. Teasley and Sgt. Robert E. Forrest Sr.; and U.S. Navy Spc. 1st James Sheridan.

Motorcycles and vehicles for the procession should arrive by 11:45 a.m. at Roswell Funeral Home, 950 Mansell Road. The procession will depart at 1 p.m. and head west on Ga. 92 to Georgia National Cemetery, Canton. The public is invited to the 2 p.m. funeral service.

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