CARSON CITY, NV – Governor Brian Sandoval today announced that the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery has received a grant for $5,036,089 million from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to develop approximately 7.5 acres at the cemetery. Construction will include over 6,000 replacement crypts and 4,000 columbarium niches.
“We are incredibly grateful to Undersecretary Muro and the National Cemetery Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs for continuing to invest in our state veteran memorial cemeteries,” Governor Brian Sandoval said. “Their continued support not only allows us to continue to serve Nevada’s veterans and their families with the highest level of dignity, honor, and respect, but it is also a testament to the remarkable care and service provided by our teams.”
This is phase two of a three-phase expansion effort, and is in addition to the $3.5M awarded to the cemetery last year which funded the construction of an administration building, roads, a committal shelter, cremains burial areas, landscaping and supporting infrastructure. Phase one of the project will be completed by the end of this year.
The closest national cemetery is Veterans Affairs Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, Calif., approximately 245 miles away. The closest State cemetery is Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley, approximately 439 miles away.
Governor Brian Sandoval, Nevada’s 30th Governor, focuses his administration on economic development, education and an open and responsible government. A member of the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Republican Governors Association, Sandoval is Vice-Chair of NGA’s Health and Homeland Security Committee and Chair-elect of the Education Commission of the States. For more information, visit gov.nv.gov.