CARSON CITY – Gov. Brian Sandoval today announced that the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery has received a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to develop approximately 7.5 acres at the cemetery. Construction will include over 6,000 replacement crypts and 4,000 columbarium niches.
“We are incredibly grateful to Undersecretary (Steve) Muro and the National Cemetery Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs for continuing to invest in our state veteran memorial cemeteries,” Sandoval said. “Their continued support not only allows us to continue to serve Nevada’s veterans and their families with the highest level of dignity, honor, and respect, but it is also a testament to the remarkable care and service provided by our teams.”
This is phase two of a three-phase expansion effort, and is in addition to the $3.5 million awarded to the cemetery last year which funded the construction of an administration building, roads, a committal shelter, cremains burial areas, landscaping and supporting infrastructure. Phase one of the project will be completed by the end of this year.