- Associated Press - Sunday, December 25, 2016

CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is considering two Cedar City sites for Utah’s veterans cemetery.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/2i5ABUd ) that Utah is one of the few states without a federally-run veterans cemetery, but the National Cemetery Administration has been looking to remedy that since 2014.

Cemetery Administration Chief of Cemetery Development and Improvement Glenn Madderom says the agency has found two sites that fit its needs of being 5 or 6 acres with easy access to Interstate 15. Madderom says the agency is comparing the two sites, and he expects one should be purchased in eight to 12 months.

The only veterans cemetery in Utah is operated by the state and is located in Bluffdale. About 450 veterans are buried there every year.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com

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