The Daily Gazette
The Locally Owned Voice Of The Capital Region

Indigent burials rising in number, expense

Counties struggle with cost of dignity

Text Size: A | A

The dignified burials of Montgomery County veterans have cost local government more than usual this year. “When a veteran passes away,” said Montgomery County Veterans Service Officer Dwight Thompson, “it’s important for that person to be buried in a manner that befits the dignity of their service.” For that reason, when a veteran passes away and the family can’t afford a burial, the county veterans service agency steps in. This year, Thompson said, it’s been ...

You Must or Subscribe to Continue
subscribe to the Daily Gazette
Individual stories can be found and purchased from our Archives for $2.00

Enjoy this story? Share it!



There are currently no posts. Be the first to comment on this story.