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Veterans Cemetery moves forward

April 19, 2014 • Editorial

It was disappointing news when Gov. Susana Martinez announced on Tuesday that Roswell was not chosen to be the location for one of four new proposed veterans cemeteries.

Instead of Roswell, the governor chose Fort Stanton in Lincoln County and Carlsbad in Eddy County as sites to serve the southeast corner of New Mexico.

Fort Stanton would be readily accessible to more than 52,000 veterans and eligible family members, according to the governor’s press release explaining why these locations were chosen.

Those living in communities like Alamogordo, Roswell, Capitan, and Carrizozo would be within 75 miles of Fort Stanton. Among the four locations, Login to read more

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