Long-sought veterans cemetery in Sarpy County is nearer reality
Fort McPherson, Nebraska's only national cemetery, is 267 miles from Omaha. The closest national veterans cemetery to Omaha is in Kansas, at Fort Leavenworth.
Posted: Thursday, June 6, 2013 12:00 am
Updated: 12:11 pm, Fri May 23, 2014.
The Omaha area is one step closer to building a final resting place for its military veterans.
The U.S. House included $36 million for construction of a national veterans cemetery in western Sarpy County as part of a $73 billion appropriations bill for Department of Veterans Affairs and military construction projects that passed late Tuesday.
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Thursday, June 6, 2013 12:00 am.
Updated: 12:11 pm.