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City seeks grant for national vet cemetery

July 16, 2013 • Local News

A coalition of area veterans and leaders said Tuesday they will seek to be the first to submit an application to the state to provide a national veterans’ cemetery in Roswell.

The statement followed Gov. Susana Martinez’s announcement that her administration is developing a statewide strategic veterans’ cemetery plan to establish cemeteries for the state’s rural-area veterans.

“The goal is to provide resting places that meet the highest federal standards for the largest portion of New Mexico’s veteran population that live a great distance from the three federal cemeteries currently available to them at Santa Fe, Ft. Bayard and Ft. Bliss,” Martinez said in a Login to read more

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