Veteran cemetery moves forward

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Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva last week released an artist rendering for the Orange County veteran cemetery master plan for the Strawberry Field site at El Toro Marine Base.

Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva last week released an artist rendering for the Orange County veteran cemetery master plan for the Strawberry Field site at El Toro Marine Base.

“It is important that people are informed of any developments that can spur public discussion, especially when it will determine a resting place for our nation’s great heroes,” said Quirk-Silva, who represents Garden Grove, Stanton and other cities. “The new artist rendering illustrates the progress we have made. We have a vision, and if everything goes smoothly, cemetery construction could start as early as October 2018.”

The new cemetery is expected to relieve a shortage in military gravesites in Southern California. The national cemetery in Los Angeles is at capacity and the one in Riverside requires a lengthy wait. Local chapters of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion have backed the strawberry field site.

For more information, including a printable high definition version of the rendering, visit https://a65.asmdc.org/.

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