A ground-breaking ceremony was earlier for the veterans cemetery near Fort Leonard Wood.

A dedication ceremony for the Fort Leonard Wood Veterans Cemetery was Monday.

The  event was at the cemetery at 25350 Highway H at Waynesville. The road is situated east of Highway 44 at exit 156.

The property was donated by the U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center and Fort Leonard Wood and will occupy 229 acres. The cemetery’s initial construction consists of 25 acres, which is estimated to last 25 to 30 years before additional development is required.

The $7.5 million project was funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.



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