State Veterans Cemetery Secures Federal Funding


The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced it has awarded 8.3 Million for the establishment of a Nebraska Veterans Cemetery in Grand Island. 

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer put out a statement saying “As Americans, we owe a deep debt of gratitude to those who have served. Establishing a national cemetery in Grand Island will honor the service and sacrifice of those who fought to defend our freedom.”

The Nebraska Veterans Cemetery in Grand Island will serve more than 13,000 veterans and their eligible family members.

Senator Fischer secured funding in the Senate’s Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies (MilCon-VA) Appropriations Act to continue honoring Nebraska’s fallen veterans through the Veterans Cemetery Grant Program. The program provides funding to establish, expand, and improve veteran cemeteries to ensure veterans in Nebraska and across the U.S. are buried with the honors they deserve.

The grant will fund 506 pre-placed crypts, 548 cremain gravesites, 640 columbarium niches, an administration building, a maintenance facility, a committal service shelter, and landscaping.