Cavalrymen get full honorsby Tucson Citizen on May. 15, 2009, under Citizen Voices
Citizen Staff Writer
Construction of a city-county courts complex downtown has been delayed because an old cemetery was on the land.
But Pima County did the right thing by taking the time and spending the money to exhume and store more than 1,800 sets of remains.
Saturday, the remains of 61 U.S. Cavalry soldiers and some of their dependents will be reburied in the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Sierra Vista.
The remains will be escorted from Tucson by scores of motorcyclists from the Veterans of Foreign Wars Patriot Riders.
Burial will come with full military honors at a new cemetery for historic burials near Fort Huachuca.
That’s as it should be. These soldiers from long ago deserve the same honors as current members of our military.