Aug 4, 2010 1:17 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Improvements underway at Colorado National Cemeteries

National cemeteries in Denver and Las Animas are getting federal stimulus funds to pay for improvements and equipment.

The Veterans Affairs Department said Wednesday that Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver will get about $182,000 to contend with erosion and nearly $162,000 for vehicles and equipment for maintenance and burials.

Fort Lyon National Cemetery in Las Animas will get about $49,500 for a new equipment shelter.

The VA has committed about $50 million in stimulus funds for 391 projects at national cemeteries and other sites nationwide.


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