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Veterans cemetery in the works

September 17, 2013 • Local News

A coalition of Roswell-area veterans and city officials are working to start development on a 5-acre section at South Park Cemetery for an official veterans cemetery in the next 60-90 days. The future site is planned near this established area, beyond where other veterans, such as Iraq veteran Sgt. Christopher Sanders, are buried. Sanders, a former student of the New Mexico Military Institute, died from wounds suffered during combat. (Jill McLaughlin Photo)

A coalition of Roswell-area veterans, with the backing of city officials, are pushing forward with plans to break ground on a local, official veterans cemetery within the next two to three months.

The group hopes to start burying on at least 5 acres at an undeveloped area at South Park Cemetery, said coalition member Ron McKay. Plans will continue to develop at a meeting set for later this month.

“We’ll start at one end with an acre and move Login to read more

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