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A service has been held at a Michigan cemetery for the cremated remains of about 20 military veterans found in a closed Detroit funeral home.

A police escort on Monday led hearses bearing the remains from the Detroit area to Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, about 50 miles northwest of Detroit. They were given a 21-gun salute and taps was played.

Dustin Dwyer / Michigan Radio

Their souls left long ago.

Their bodies stayed here.

Their families put their faith in a funeral home on Detroit’s east side.

But then, earlier this year, their remains were discovered, still in the funeral home months and even years after their deaths. At first, it was a few bodies. Then, the cremated remains of more than a hundred. Then, tucked away in an attic, investigators found the remains of several fetuses.

The shock still hasn’t worn off. The full investigation into what happened isn’t yet over.

Today, there was a memorial.

Today, they were laid to rest.