NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs says it has formed a committee to look for sites for a new veteran's cemetery in the Upper Cumberland region.
Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder announced Thursday an initiative to establish a new State Veterans Cemetery that would serve 14 counties in the region.
The department has submitted a pre-application grant to the National Cemetery Administration for federal funding of the architectural design, engineer support and construction costs. But funding for land acquisition must be raised through donations, as well as city, county and state funds.
The steering committee will review available properties and make three recommendations to the department.
The next committee meeting is set for May 17 at the White County Courthouse in Sparta.
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