Colorado

Feb 1, 2010 7:13 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Federal budget includes funding for VA cemetery

After years of work, Southern Colorado finally appears to be in line for a National Cemetery.

Rep. Doug Lamborn, who represents Colorado Springs, announced that the funding is in the bill sent to Congress by President Barack Obama.

"This shows a firm commitment from the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to build a new national cemetery for the thousands of veterans in our area," said Rep. Lamborn. "This is extremely encouraging because veterans and their loved ones need a Southern Colorado VA cemetery. I am pleased the Administration is listening to our veterans and responding to their needs."

Rep. Lamborn says he'll push to have the cemetery placed in El Paso County.

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