Wichita funeral director testifies today before Congressional committee

Ashley Cozine, president of Broadway Mortuary, was scheduled to testify today in front of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.

Cozine, who is on the National Funeral Directors Association Executive Board, will express the group’s  strong support for the “Veterans Missing in America Act of 2011.”  Cozine is expected to discuss the results of a recent survey of NFDA members about their experiences with veterans’ cemeteries and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

“Overall, our members were highly complementary of the state of our veterans cemeteries. We received an almost unanimous response that our nation’s national cemeteries operate efficiently, effectively, and with much compassion for those being buried there as well as their families,” he said in written testimony.