Fewer military funerals in state this year

Dec 26, 2015

Officials with the New York Army National Guard and the New York Air National Guard are reporting that military funerals for state veterans will total nearly 11,000 this year.

The bulk of those ceremonies recognized members of the state's Army National Guard units. The total number of funerals performed for Western New York veterans equaled 1407.

Niagara Falls Air Base
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The overall number of ceremonies in the state is lower than one year ago.