(WJBK) - The remains of military veterans found in an abandoned funeral home in Detroit will be laid to rest Monday with military honors, in honor of Veterans Day.
Verheyden Funeral Home in Grosse Pointe Park is hosting a service to honor those who have served our country.
Monday hearses will be leaving that funeral home around 9:15, carrying the remains of some 18 veterans to Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly. The procession will be escorted by Michigan State Police.
Once there, they will be laid to rest with full military honors. That service begins at 11 a.m.
All of the remains were found earlier this year at Cantrell Funeral Home in Detroit, which had its license suspended in April after inspectors found bodies covered in what appeared to be mold. Inspections also turned up an unsanitary embalming room, and that the funeral home was operating with an expired prepaid funeral and cemetery sales registration.
Later this year in October, mummified remains of 10 fetuses and an infant were found beneath insulation in a ceiling at the building. Those remains are part of the police investigation and will not be included in Monday's service.
The service on Monday is open to the public, and will include the 21 gun salute, the playing of taps and a flag presentation for each veteran.