May 16, 2005

Development groups, here's your ticket

This is certainly going to be a growth industry...
Iowa close to landing new veterans' cemetery

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Iowa is on a priority list for a new veterans' cemetery, an official with the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs said.

Iowa is on the brink of gaining a $7 million cemetery in one of four counties in central Iowa.

"The $7 million (federal) grant will pay to build the cemetery, but once it's ready to go, the state has to take over operation," said Patrick Palmersheim, director of the Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs.

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