PEMBROKE, new york – The U.S. government has acquired the last two parcels of land needed for a New York veterans’ cemetery that will eventually ease a burden for thousands of military families.
Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer is now urging the U. S. Department of Veteran Affairs soon start the work on the Western New York National Veterans Cemetery.
The cemetery in Pembroke will serve the Buffalo and Rochester areas. Schumer says many families now have to travel about 100 miles to the nearest veterans ‘ cemetery in Bath, New York.
According to the senator, the VA previously said that the goal is to start with the construction of approximately six months after the final land purchases and open an early-use burial area in 2019.