Veterans cemetery gets closer to reality

October 8, 2011 • Local News

The dream of Roswell’s own veterans cemetery is almost a reality — and fairgoers have an opportunity to be a part of the city’s monumental addition.

Vietnam veteran Bert Eldridge has been vying for a local veterans cemetery for more than a year. His effort was greatly aided by a generous donation of land — 25 acres — located just north of South Park Cemetery. The land was donated by Hanson Operating Co. back in May.

Outspoken and determined, Eldridge said his idea for a veterans cemetery has caught the attention of Congressman Steve Pearce, R-N.M., and Mayor Del Jurney.

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