Veterans who donated bodies to science honored at DFW National Cemetery

Americans who answered the call of duty were remembered in a patriotic ceremony on Monday day at DFW National Cemetery.

Their sacrifice to country included both military service, plus donating their bodies to science after their deaths. A total of 13 soldiers, seven sailors, seven airmen and one Coast Guard member helped training for doctors through UNT's Health Sciences Department.

"It's endless what these donors do for medical education and research and we cannot thank them enough for their donations to the program,” said Claudia Yellott, UNT Health Science.

Yellott received an honorary flag for the Army Veterans.

"I personally have never been a part of anything like this. I was awestruck,” Yellott said.

Kenneth Meier, Marine Corps League, received the honorary flag for the Navy veterans.

"It was just an awesome moment of appreciation and reverence for this service,” Meier said.

From the medical community, to military veterans, there was no shortage of patriotism even though none of these people have any personal connections to the men and women they were honoring.

"We just want to come out here and show our support her and be a part of this,” said Cutter Thompson, Brotherhood of Marine Corps Riders. "And they're not alone.”

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