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Governor signs lawmaker's bill to ensure proper burial of military veterans


Last updated 9/28/2012 at Noon

RIVERSIDE - An Inland Empire lawmaker's bill to safeguard veterans' remains and ensure they're buried with dignity was signed into law today by Gov. Jerry Brown.

''I'm thrilled the governor signed this important bill,'' said Assemblyman Paul Cook, R-Beaumont. ''Veterans who have served their country deserve better than to be forgotten at the county morgue after they pass on. We have groups that are willing and able to give them a proper burial, but we need to make sure they're able to locate our fallen heroes.''

Cook's Assembly Bill 1806 received unanimous support in the Assembly and Sena...

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