WNY Veterans Cemetery to Encounter Yet Another Delay

Oct. 9, 2019

An artist's rendering of the entrance to the new Western New York National Cemetery to be built in Pembroke.  (Image courtesy of LA Group landscape architects)
An artist’s rendering of the entrance to the new Western New York National Cemetery to be built in Pembroke. 

WASHINGTON – Veterans will gather in Corfu Wednesday afternoon to hear the latest about the region’s new veterans cemetery – including some more bad news about yet another delay.

While the first phase of the cemetery project will result in burials starting late next year, the second – originally said to follow the first by only months – now won’t be under construction until 2022, with completion set for two years later.

Department of Veterans Affairs officials confirmed the delay in the second phase of the project Tuesday, a day before a 3 p.m. public meeting at the Pembroke Community Center in Corfu, where they will discuss the project.
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