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Nevada awarded grant to expand Southern Nevada vets cemetery

By ThisIsReno

GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE

CARSON CITY – Gov. Brian Sandoval today announced the secretary of veterans affairs has informed him that Nevada has been awarded a grant in the amount of $3,433,259 for 100 percent of the allowable costs associated with the expansion of the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City.

“I am proud of the work Executive Director Caleb Cage and the Office of Veteran Services did in securing this grant for our state’s veterans,” Sandoval said. “The grant will allow Nevada to continue to provide dignified service to Nevada veterans and their dependents.”

The closest national cemetery is Veterans Affairs Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, Calif., approximately 245 miles away. The closest state cemetery is Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley, approximately 439 miles away from Boulder City.

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