More Than 2,500 Homeless Veterans Honored Since 2000
HOUSTON, Nov. 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- This Veterans Day, Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI), North America’s largest provider of funeral and cemetery services, and its brand, Dignity Memorial, continue their ongoing commitment to honor those serving our country through the Dignity Memorial Homeless Veterans Burial Program.
Since 2000, Dignity Memorial, the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, along with local government agencies, have combined resources to honor and provide care for more than 2,500 forgotten veterans across the United States. The Dignity Memorial Homeless Veterans Burial Program serves eligible homeless and indigent veterans, providing a full burial ceremony with military honors in a VA Cemetery or a Dignity Memorial network cemetery in 32 states across the country. On March 30, 2016, the company participated in the nation’s largest full military honors service for 42 unclaimed veterans in Phoenix, AZ.
The program is one of many initiatives of the Dignity Memorial network that honor and support our nation’s veterans and active military. Other programs include the Veterans Planning Guide, the Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall, educational veterans’ seminars and discounts for members of veterans’ service organizations.
The company’s commitment to serving veterans is so strong, the Dignity Memorial network became the Founding Community Partner of the We Honor Veterans program, a collaboration of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
“Our Dignity Memorial providers serve more veterans than any other funeral service provider in the country,” said Michael R. Webb, President and Chief Operating Officer at SCI. “It is our great privilege to celebrate and honor members of the military through our veterans programs and is a small way to thank them and their families for their service and sacrifice for our country.”
For more information about the Dignity Memorial Homeless Veterans Burial Program, visit
About Service Corporation International
Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI), headquartered in Houston, Texas, is North America’s leading provider of death care products and services. As of September 30, 2016, SCI operates 1,531 funeral service locations and 471 cemeteries (including 262 combination locations), which are geographically diversified across 45 states, eight Canadian provinces, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Through its businesses, SCI markets the Dignity Memorial® brand which offers assurance of quality, value, caring service and exceptional customer satisfaction. In January 2016, SCI was presented with the J.D. Power President’s Award in recognition of an ongoing dedication to service excellence including quality improvement, customer satisfaction and the development of enduring client relationships. For more information about Service Corporation International, please visit www.sci-corp.com. For more information about Dignity Memorial, please visit www.dignitymemorial.com. As used herein, “SCI” or the “Company” refers to Service Corporation International and all of its affiliated companies.
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