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Brewer announces funding for veterans cemetery

MARANA, Ariz. — The Arizona Department of Veterans Services has been
awarded $7.6 million in federal funds to establish a new state veterans’
cemetery in Marana.

Gov. Jan Brewer announced the grant this week. She says it’s fantastic news for
southern Arizona veterans and advocates who have pushed for the cemetery for
more than a decade.

The governor’s office says Arizona is home to more than a half-million military
veterans. That includes nearly 135,000 in Pima and surrounding counties.

The grant will cover construction costs.

The cemetery is expected to cover 32 acres of donated land and have an
operating life of 50 years. The first phase will span up to 10 acres and will
include an administration building, maintenance building and an assembly area.

Construction is scheduled to begin next July.


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