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Veterans Cemetery halfway complete with renovations

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by Jolene Toves

Guam - Renovations to the Veterans Cemetery in Piti, is nearing the halfway mark for completion. "Almost reaching the halfway point the cemetery fence along Marine Drive has been constructed about a 120 lineal feet has been laid and on top of that they will put the cast iron railings," explained Department of Veterans Affairs director John Unpingco.

The two-part project entails an expansion contract and an operations and maintenance contract. He adds that 70% of the digging has been completed and they are now talking about the placement of the crypts side-by-side. Unpingco says the froms for the crypts have arrived and they are getting ready to pour the cement to make the crypts. As for the operations and maintenance contract, crews should complete the cleaning of the headstones and sowing of the grass by the month's end. Unpingco says the project is on target and is expected to be complete by August.

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