State to receive check to create Nebraska Veterans Cemetery in Grand Island

$750,000 will be presented on July 28
Grand Island Veteran Cemetery
Grand Island Veteran Cemetery(Alicia Naspretto, KSNB)
Published: Jul. 19, 2021 at 11:12 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 19, 2021 at 12:37 PM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - The Hall County Hero Flights Association will present a check to the State of Nebraska to help with the Nebraska Veterans Cemetery in Grand Island on Wednesday, July 28.

The ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. and $750,000 will be given to help with the establishment of the project.

Through fundraising and a loan from the Hall County Board, 10 percent of the project’s overall cost was raised, which is the requirement for the project to be eligible for a veterans cemetery grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Cemetery Administration.

The money will go toward additional cemetery projects and improvements and include plans for a memorial area, burial areas, a committal shelter, flag assembly, administration and maintenance buildings and a space for future burials.

Lieutenant Governor Mike Foley, Nebraska Department of Veterans’ Affairs John Hilgert and Hall County Hero Flight Association Chair Don Shuda will all be in attendance.

Details on the grant can be found here.

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