Friday the Dignity Memorial Homeless Veterans Burial Program gave its first burial with full military honors to Air Force Veteran Jerome Dehn. Many homeless veterans’ families can be very hard to find, so often times proper arrangements aren't made for the deceased vet.
Through the new program, Advantage Funeral Home will absorb the costs of the funerals. The program will ensure that Rockford's homeless veterans receive the dignified burials they deserve.
The program also does much more. It brings the community together to honor these veterans. Now, our veterans will receive the honors in death that they earned through their service in life.