Omaha-area veterans get closer look at region's first national military cemetery
Construction could begin in 2014 on a new national military cemetery in Sarpy County. About 80 veterans attended a meeting about the plan for the site Tuesday night in Omaha. The first burials at the cemetery, which eventually may hold 130,000 graves, could begin in 2015.
Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 12:00 am
Updated: 12:10 pm, Fri May 23, 2014.
The first burial could occur within two years at the Sarpy County site that will be consecrated as eastern Nebraska's first national military cemetery, federal officials said Tuesday.
A pair of engineers from the Department of Veterans Affairs' Office of Construction unveiled the first designs for the 230-acre cemetery in a downtown Omaha meeting room overflowing with about 80 local veterans.
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Wednesday, December 18, 2013 12:00 am.
Updated: 12:10 pm.