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Steering Committee to Vote on Land Acquisition Recommendations

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 | 03:47am

NASHVILLE – The Upper Cumberland State Veterans Cemetery Steering Committee will meet on Friday, January 24 at 10:00 a.m. (CST) at the Veterans Memorial Building at 90 East Spring Street in Cookeville to review land acquisition options and vote on the top three recommendations to the Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs (TDVA).  The recommendations are subject to state and federal review to determine viability, environmental impact and optimal service to the Tennessee Veteran population. 

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 review land acquisition options and vote on the top three recommendations

WHEN:           Friday, January 24 at 10:00 a.m. (CST)  

WHERE:         Veterans Memorial Building, 90 East Spring Street, Cookeville

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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