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Veterans Cemetery Receives Large Grant

Crews are working on developing nine acres at burial ground in North Little Rock
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR -  In just a couple of years there will be some major changes at the Arkansas State Veterans Memorial Cemetery in North Little Rock.

A federal grant worth about $4.5 million will be used to make these changes.

Right now at the cemetery, crews are working on developing nine acres of land.

Once everything is finished, the updated cemetery will include 3,800 pre-placed crypts, a memorial wall with a walk around it and extra roadways.

Cemetery Manager William Wussick said, "Without their services and sacrifice, we wouldn't have what we have today. So, this is another way of saying thank you, if you will and we remember what they did for us."

Veterans who completed a period of active duty as required by law, their spouses and children can be buried at the cemetery.

The Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery was dedicated in 2001.

The director says most veteran cemeteries get updates like this every 10 years.

The project should be fully completed in two years.

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