January 16, 2013
President Plans To Restore Veterans Cemetery
President Barack Obama signed into law a bill that would restore a veteran's cemetery located in the Philippines. The Clark Veterans Cemetery "is the final resting place of more than 8,300 American service members and their family." The cemetery was the site of a volcanic eruption in 1991 and an abandoned U.S. Air Force Base. After the eruption, the cemetery fell into disrepair due to neglect. According to Sea Coast Online, "[t]he cemetery was left covered in ash and overgrown by weeds." The new law hopes to change that.
See Associated Press, President Signs Ayotte Bill To Restore Cemetery, Sea Coast Online, Jan. 15, 2013.
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Posted by: brian j. cohan | Jan 16, 2013 8:09:25 AM