Veterans Cemetery Gets $730K In Federal Help

SANTA FE, N.M. – Much of the work involved raising and realigning the rows of white marble upright headstones, as well as work to keep flat grave markers level and in their prescribed position with their tops no more than 1 inch above the soil.

The cemetery also $500,000 worth of new paving on roads and replacement curbs and drains, as well as new equipment such as a backhoe, snowblower and aerator. Some funds went for turf rehabilitation.

The national cemetery was established in 1875. More than 47,000 veterans and their relatives are buried there or have their ashes stored in a wall vault.