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Veterans Honored At Camp Butler

Updated: Friday, July 4 2014, 12:11 AM CDT
SPRINGFIELD -- Today at Camp Butler, nine veterans were given military funeral honors.

The ceremony is part of a program the cemetery hosts every quarter that gives honors to those veterans who didn't receive them at the time of their death.

As long as the veteran was honorably discharged, their families can receive their funeral honors.

Next of kin receives a flag during the ceremony as the names of those who served were read.

Cemetery representative Toni Durflinger's father was honored today, four years after his death.

"My step-mom didn't really think about it, didn't really know him when he was in the Air Force, but ever since I've been out here, I've kind of regretted him not having the honors seeing it everyday as part of my job, so today was a day that I got to do that for him," Durflinger said.

It doesn't matter when the veteran passed, if they never got the honors they're entitled to Camp Butler will include them in the ceremony.

The next ceremony will be October 1st.
Veterans Honored At Camp Butler

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