The remains of 16 indigent and homeless veterans will be escorted by motorcycle to their final resting place and honored with a military service Friday.
The service is part of the Arizona Missing in America Project Veterans Recovery Program, which is part of a national organization that finds unclaimed remains and works with the Veterans Administration to determine veteran status.
Once the organization confirms the veteran status of the deceased, they provide a military honors service.
Friday’s activities will begin at 9 a.m. with a muster at Adair Funeral Home, 1050 N. Dodge Blvd.
The cremated remains will get transferred to a hearse at 9:30 a.m., with the motorcade leaving at 10:15 a.m. for Sierra Vista.
Tucson police motorcycle officers will escort the remains to Interstate 10, where Arizona Department of Public Safety motorcycle officers will take over.
The honors service will begin at about 1 p.m. at the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Sierra Vista. The public is welcomed to attend.
The motorcade will travel down Alvernon Way from Speedway to I-10 between 10:20 and 10:50 a.m.
Event organizers are asking the public to stand along Alvernon during the motorcade.