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Public hearing on bill to fund veterans affairs

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - A public hearing is being held this evening to discuss Bill 363 that would authorize the use of $400,000 in local funds for matching $4 million in grants available from the Veterans Affairs State Cemetery Grants Program.  Senator Tom Ada's bill also looks to approve a capital improvement plan for the expansion of the Guam Veterans Cemetery.

He said, "It proposes to increase burial capacity by building a columbarium for those who would opt to get cremated and that would provide about one thousand spaces to be able to put in urns for remains, we also have some crypts about 700 that have been structurally compromised as a result of earthquakes in the past, those will have to be demolished and have to be replaced."

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