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State Veterans Cemetery to be expanded, renovated

A Danbury man will oversee two projects expanding and improving the State Veterans Cemetery.  Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs Acting Commissioner Tom Saadi led a ground breaking ceremony this week for two projects. 


One will expand the State Veterans Cemetery by 2,000 plots.  A new roadway will be added, the cemetery entrance will be updated and the existing irrigation system will be repaired.  More than 7,000 existing headstones will be raised, realigned and cleaned.  The turf throughout the cemetery grounds will also be improved. 


$8.6 million in federal reimbursements will cover all expenses. 


Saadi says th two projects are critical to the Department's mission of “Serving Those Who Served.”  He added that by increasing capacity and longevity of the cemetery, more Connecticut Veterans will have the the opportunity to choose the State Veterans Cemetery as their place of rest.


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