Upper Cumberland State Veterans Cemetery Steering Committee to Discuss Ongoing Efforts

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 | 10:53 am

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder will address the Upper Cumberland State Veterans Cemetery Steering Committee on Friday July 26 at 10:00 a.m. (CDT) at American Legion Post #137 in Jamestown as the committee members continue to review potential sites for the future cemetery, raise local awareness and local funding as well as donations for land acquisition.

Federal funding is used to design and construct state Veteran cemeteries, but only state and local funding can be used for land acquisition.  The proposed Upper Cumberland State Veterans Cemetery would serve Clay, Cumberland, DeKalb, Fentress, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Smith, Trousdale, Van Buren, Warren and White Counties.

WHO:              TDVA Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and the Upper Cumberland State Veterans Cemetery Steering Committee

WHAT:           Meeting to discuss ongoing local efforts to raise awareness and local donations and funding

WHEN:           Friday, July 26, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. (CDT)  

WHERE:         American Legion Post #137, 132 Ball Park Road, Jamestown

For more information on future state Veterans cemeteries visit http://www.tn.gov/veteran/futurecemeteries.shtml.

For information on the Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs visit www.tn.gov/veteran, facebook/myTDVA or twitter @TNDVA.