VA looks to build new National Cemetery near Albuquerque

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Department of Veterans Affairs is looking to buy land near Albuquerque to develop a new National Cemetery.

The VA wants to buy at least 200 acres. The cemetery would replace Santa Fe National Cemetery, which is expected to run out of space in the mid 2020’s. It hopes to find the land within a 15 mile radius from the intersection of Interstate 25 and Tramway.

The state broke ground on a cemetery in Fort Stanton in 2015. The other is in Fort Bayard near Silver City.

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