Veterans Affairs department approves new veterans cemetery in El Paso County
Last Updated: 64 days ago
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Veterans Affairs department has agreed to buy land for a national cemetery in El Paso County.
The Gazette reports that El Paso County has the highest concentration of veterans in Colorado but was long denied a cemetery. The closest is Fort Logan National Cemetery, 75 miles away.
Burial at a federal cemetery is one of the benefits veterans gain for their honorable service. The upcoming El Paso County cemetery will be in view of Pikes Peak.
VA plans call for the first burials at the cemetery in 2015, with full completion of cemetery facilities by 2017.
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