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58K donation helping create Veterans Cemetery for Bozeman

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Coming soon to Bozeman, a Veteran’s Cemetery. This cemetery will help honor and remember those who died while serving our country.

The city has budgeted around $88,000 for this build. A nearly $60,000 donation from the Veterans Alliance of Southwest Montana that will help get this build rolling.

The cemetery will be on one-third acre east of the already existing Vietnam memorial and the all-veterans memorial at the south end of the cemetery.

The cemetery will have six columbaria, a service shelter and a bathroom.  Bozeman Legion Commander Len Albright discusses how important this Veterans Cemetery will be to Southwest Montana.

Albright says, “We still have some World War II veterans, some Korean War veterans still around. A lot of Vietnam veterans and Afghanistan and Iraqi veterans all comes back here and all living here. They need a place where their loved ones can come visit without traveling many miles to see them.”

Each grave marker at the new veteran's cemetery will be a military-style headstone. Albright says it will look just like Arlington or any other professional military cemetery.

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