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Central Tex. Vet Cemetery gets grant to expand

KILLEEN, TX - The Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery has been awarded a $2.6 million dollar grant to cover all the costs for expansions.

The announcement said the funds will go to the Veterans Land Board from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Veterans Land Board Chairman George P Bush said, " There is no service greater than that of a United States Military Veteran. Our veterans who honorably served out country deserve a cemetery fitting of their commitment and dedication to the United States."

"As chairman of the Veterans Land Board, it is my duty to ensure that our veterans receive services that go above and beyond those of other states. This grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs will fund the construction of ne columbaria, expanding the cemetery by approximately three acres, allowing the State of Texas to continue free burials for United States Veterans and  their families who call Texas home."

The Texas Veterans Land Board which is a division of the Texas General Land Office, operates four Texas State Veterans Cemeteries, at Killeen, Abilene, Corpus Christi and Mission.


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