City moves forward with vet cemetery

April 17, 2014 • Local News

Richard Moncrief and Bert Eldridge (McBride Veteran Cemetery board) accept a check for $4,000 from New Mexico Elks Association Veteran’s Service committee presented by Ralph Brown, Roswell Elks Charity Golf Chairperson, on Monday. (Courtesy Photo)

Though the Gen. Douglas L. McBride-Roswell Veterans’ Cemetery was not selected in the first round of the state’s new plan to designate rural national veterans’ cemeteries, Roswell’s plans are still moving forward.

Work continues at the site, located adjacent to South Park Cemetery. City workers began installing an irrigation system last week and a grand opening is planned for July 4.

And, the state will still consider Roswell’s cemetery in future rounds for the federal designation status and funding, according to New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services Secretary Tim Login to read more

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