Gov. denies Roswell’s bid for vet cemetery

April 15, 2014 • Local News

Roswell’s request for a federally designated veterans’ cemetery was denied, Gov. Susana Martinez announced Tuesday.

The four cities selected for the first phase of the new state program to provide veterans’ cemeteries for rural communities were Angel Fire, Carlsbad, Fort Stanton and Gallup.

The Chaves County Veterans’ Cemetery Board submitted an application to the state in December, in an effort to be included in the governor’s new regional veterans’ cemetery program.

Col. Ron McKay, board member of the Chaves County Veterans’ Cemetery Board, said the governor’s decision was a letdown.

“The main thing we wanted was the designation,” McKay said. “That’s what bothers me. It’s a big letdown for the people here. I don’t understand it — after all the conversations Login to read more

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2 Responses to Gov. denies Roswell’s bid for vet cemetery

  1. aegarcia2 says:

    This Governor cant see nothing good for Roswell.. Hopefully she loses re-election..

  2. pete49 says:

    The Governor has done a lot to help the people of NM. More than “Big Bill” did with his spaceport, rail-runner and letting the unions into state workers lifes. She’ll get my vote again.

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