INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - A special ceremony to honor and celebrate the lives of Lt. Zuinglius K. and Pvt. Lycurgus McCormack was held at Washington Park East Cemetery this evening.
Their service was remembered, along with their roots in Indiana history.
"It was in 1820 when the McCormack brothers came to this area, and built their cabin," said Rick France of the Genealogical Society of Marion County.
The cremated remains were recovered from Flanner and Buchanan's unclaimed storage vaults.
Their service was verified as part of Missing in America's national effort to inter the unclaimed remains of forgotten veterans.
A distant relative, Karl Walker, was grateful they were found.
"My wife said, 'my gosh I've been hunting those people for years and all of a sudden here they appear.'"
Walker is a first cousin three times removed. He also said there were more than just the two brothers.
"They weren't claimed by anybody. They have another brother, that was with them at one time. None of the three married."
They received military honors, with a Color Guard, taps, even Civil War re-enactors who carried the urns to a waiting hearse.
Not forgotten and not left behind, their remains will be buried in a special garden in Arlington.
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