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Upper Cumberland State Veterans Cemetery Steering Committee Continues Planning Process

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 | 07:05am

NASHVILLE – The Upper Cumberland State Veterans Cemetery Steering Committee will meet on Friday, September 20 at 10:00 a.m. (EDT) at Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5064 at 3340 Sparta Highway in McMinnville to discuss ongoing efforts to review potential sites, raise local awareness about the proposed Upper Cumberland State Veterans Cemetery and raise local funding as well as donations for land acquisition.

Federal funding is used to design and construct state Veteran cemeteries, but only state and local funding can be used for land acquisition.  The proposed Upper Cumberland State Veterans Cemetery would serve more than 25,000 Veterans in Clay, Cumberland, DeKalb, Fentress, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Smith, Trousdale, Van Buren, Warren and White Counties.

WHO:              Upper Cumberland State Veterans Cemetery Steering Committee

WHAT:           Meeting to discuss ongoing local efforts to review potential sites, raise awareness and local donations as well as funding

WHEN:           Friday, September 20 at 10:00 a.m. (EDT)  

WHERE:         Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5064, 3340 Sparta Highway, McMinnville

For more information on future state Veterans cemeteries visit http://www.tn.gov/veteran/futurecemeteries.shtml.

For information on the Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs visit www.tn.gov/veteran, facebook/myTDVA or twitter @TNDVA.

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