After years of planning, a new National Veteran’s Cemetery will be built in Sarpy County. John Hilgert is with the Nebraska Department of Veteran’s Affairs and says a site near Offutt Air Force Base is the perfect location.
“It is a combination of a place for eternal rest and that combined together to make a place of eternal honor.”
Hilgert says a lot of planning has gone into getting money for this cemetery.
“It has been in the works for years and we are very happy the President included this in his budget.”
No time-table for construction has been set. Hilgert says he would like to see veterans’ groups provide input in the design of the cemetery.