Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Trump Budget Would Fund New Veterans’ Cemetery in Queens
President Trump’s budget includes funding to construct a cemetery in Queens for at least 50,000 veterans as part of a new effort to expand burial options in densely populated cities for families of service members, the New York Post reports.
“Unlike a traditional cemetery,” the Post reports, “the site in St. Albans would be an outdoor columbarium only for the cremated remains of New York City-area service members and their spouses. Certain traditional VA cemeteries have columbaria, such as the one added in 2005 to the Long Island National Cemetery that had been at capacity. But the Queens construction would be among the first wave of columbaria-only veterans cemeteries in the United States.”