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Posted on: August 27, 2019

Second State Veterans Cemetery to be Located in Blackfoot, Idaho


The new State Veterans Cemetery will be located on 40 acres of farmland adjacent to State Hospital South in Blackfoot, Idaho. The initial phase of construction will develop up to 23 acres and include 500 preplaced crypts, 400 columbarium niches and 150 in-ground burial plots. The initial phase also would include construction of a main entrance, committal shelter, in-ground cremains burial areas, roads, a maintenance facility, an assembly area and supporting infrastructure. The initial ground breaking will be on August 28, 2019, with a formal ground breaking ceremony to be held in October 2019.

“This highly anticipated decision is of great importance as the Idaho Division of Veterans Services, the Idaho Department of Public Works, and many others have done a tremendous amount of work over the past two years to prepare for the upcoming formal construction process,” commented James Earp, Bureau Chief of the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery. “I appreciate the interest and patience of the veterans and citizens in eastern Idaho throughout this process as we are closer now than ever to establishing Idaho's second State Veterans Cemetery."

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