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.
“The mayor said Login to read more