City Council to discuss new veterans cemetary

By: Valerie Bragg Email
By: Valerie Bragg Email
The city of Laredo wants to join in the efforts with the county in support of a new veterans cemetery.

The current veterans cemetery is running out of room.

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - Local veterans are concerned with the depleting amount of space left at the veteran’s cemetery. Last week, Webb County agreed to support building a new one. Now the city of Laredo said they are in support as well. Local veterans said there is no state funded veterans cemetery, and families should not be burdened with the expense of a burial. City councilman Jorge Vera is a veteran himself. He said the need for a new cemetery is great.

"I think it's about time that all veterans have their own cemetery. So taking the initiative, John Galo, commissioner Galo and addressing and maybe providing the cemetery I think it's a great step forward and I think the city is looking forward to helping the county in anyway we can."

The American Legion post 59 said they bury from four to six veterans every month. With only 80 spots left, the cemetery could fill up in 13 months.

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