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Cotton, Boozman, Hill Announce Veterans Cemetery Funding

September 17, 2018

Washington, D.C. U.S. Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and John Boozman (R-AR) and Congressman French Hill (AR-02) announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is awarding a grant of $5,709,990 for costs associated with expansion and improvement of the Arkansas Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock.

 The grant will fund the construction of 2,000 columbarium niches, 106 pre-placed crypts, roadways, storage room, Honor Guard room, irrigation, landscaping, and supporting infrastructure.

 Upon the announcement, the lawmakers released the following statement:

 “Creating additional inurnment sites is needed to fulfill the promise we made to veterans. These funds will allow the Arkansas Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock to continue providing an honorable place of rest for the men and women who served in uniform.”