Created: 06/30/2014 10:59 AM
By: Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com
Gov. Susana Martinez on Monday will discuss the recent selection of Angel Fire as a proposed site for a new veterans' cemetery.
Located next to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park, the proposed cemetery would predominantly serve families in north-central and northeastern New Mexico, but could also provide a final resting place to any of the thousands of New Mexico veterans who have visited the park and choose to be buried near it.
The location would be readily accessible to more than 21,000 veterans and eligible family members, according to a news release.
The 2014 capital outlay bill, which was signed into law this year, will provide $600,000 as a down payment for four proposed regional veterans' cemeteries statewide: Angel Fire, Carlsbad, Fort Stanton and Gallup. The cemeteries must be approved by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in order to receive additional funding from the federal government to design and construct them.
Martinez will talk about the proposed site in Angel Fire at 2:30 p.m. at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park.