CARSON CITY, NV - September 26, 2011
Governor Brian Sandoval today announced the Secretary of Veterans Affairs has informed him that Nevada has been awarded a grant in the amount of $3,433,259 for 100 percent of the allowable costs associated with the expansion of the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City.
“I am proud of the work Executive Director Caleb Cage and the Office of Veteran Services did in securing this grant for our state’s veterans,” Governor Sandoval said. “The grant will allow Nevada to continue to provide dignified service to Nevada veterans and their dependents.”
The grant will fund the construction of an administration building, roads, a committal shelter, cremains burial areas, landscaping and supporting infrastructure. Developing approximately 17.3 acres, the construction will include 4,801 cremains burial plots.
“Thanks to the pride our excellent staff takes in honoring our fallen heroes, the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery is one of the finest in the nation,” Office of Veteran Services Executive Director Caleb Cage said. “We are extremely grateful to the National Cemetery Administration for recognizing the caliber of our cemetery by investing in our future in this way.”
The closest national cemetery is Veterans Affairs Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, California, approximately 245 miles away. The closest State cemetery is Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley, approximately 439 miles away.
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