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By Darryl L. Flowers
Fairfield Sun Times 

'Remembering the Forgotten' burial event held to inter unclaimed remains

Augusta students take part in Lewis & Clark County Burial Ceremony


Last updated 12/4/2018 at 5:21pm

Darryl L. Flowers / Fairfield Sun Times

From left to right: Augusta High School students Macyn Mahlum, Tregg Olsen, Cort Burdick, Jae Allen and Augusta teacher Tim Love.

According to, there are 1,454 remains interred at the Lewis and Clark County Cemetery in Helena. Fifty-three of those were added last week during a burial ceremony for unclaimed and cremated remains that had accumulated for over 80 years in funeral homes and even in the coroner's office.

The ceremony was called "Remembering the Forgotten."

Before the burial, eleven sets of remain...

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