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Congressman Chris Collins

Representing the 27th District of New York

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Statement from Congressman Chris Collins on the Announcement of a Veterans’ Cemetery in Pembroke, NY

May 29, 2014
Press Release

"For too long, Western New York's veterans have been denied the honor of being laid to rest among their fellow heroes right here in our community.  Today's announcement of a Veterans’ Cemetery in Pembroke finally rights that wrong.  This location will allow veterans from all around our region to be properly and locally honored for their service to this country."

Background: The VA has selected a 132-acre parcel on Indian Falls Road in the Town of Pembroke (Genesee County) as home for the long-anticipated Western New York Veterans’ Cemetery.  Currently, the closest Veterans’ Cemetery is located in Bath, NY, approximately 100 miles away.