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Veterans Affairs works to spruce up cemetery

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by Lannie Walker

Guam - Despite a growing water bill, the Guam Veterans Affairs Office has been able to spruce up most of Veterans Cemetery in Piti. Agency director Fred Gofigan says cleanup efforts were delayed because two veterans were laid to rest this past weekend.  He says most of the crypts were repainted and while the water has been turned off at the cemetery, there is some water still running.

"The water in the main office is not on so the water should be a little water here at least for All Souls Day for the community to us the restrooms," said Gofigan. He says the office will appeal to the Guam Legislature to authorize funding to pay the almost $74,000 water bill - the result of a water leak that went undiscovered for an undetermined amount of time.

Senator Tina Muna Barnes meanwhile is also trying to facilitate a resolution to the problem.

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