by Nick Delgado
Guam - Veterans Cemetery will be getting much needed assistance to help keep it clean. Guam Office of Veterans Affairs Director Fred Gofigan says the agency has received a $150,000 appropriation from the Territorial Highway Fund that will go toward maintenance work as well as to purchase new equipment and supplies.
There have been major concerns from the community and the Legislature about the poor upkeep of the cemetery. "We set that money aside for bid to address the concerns and also I guess because of the earthquake some of the landing areas is broken up, those are going to be repaired. So all the gripes there that you see along the hill," Gofigan explained.
In the meantime, Veterans Business Outreach Center director Frank Crisosotomo-Kaaihue has requested that a system be set up with rev and tax so they can get a count of how many veterans own a business in their efforts to keep receiving funds to help them.