Council to consider naming vet cemetery

January 8, 2014 • Local News

City Councilors may consider naming the newly dedicated veterans’ cemetery the “Gen. Douglas L. McBride Roswell Veterans’ Cemetery” tonight to commemorate the main benefactor and McBride family, who donated the land.

The Building and Lands Committee will meet prior to the council meeting to consider the name suggestion. If approved, the recommendation will be presented to the council at 7 p.m.

The Chaves County Veteran’s Cemetery Board wrote a letter of strong support to the city, requesting the name designation.

“Naming the cemetery as the Gen. Douglas L. McBride Roswell Veterans’ Cemetery seems only fitting,” wrote Col. Ron McKay, board president. “The land was donated by the McBride Foundation in his Login to read more

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