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Eastern Idaho group seeks veterans cemetery

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Local officials in eastern Idaho say they have submitted a proposal to secure a national veterans cemetery in Idaho Falls. Local officials in eastern Idaho say they have submitted a proposal to secure a national veterans cemetery in Idaho Falls.
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho -

Local officials in eastern Idaho say they have submitted a proposal to secure a national veterans cemetery in Idaho Falls.
    
The Post Register reports that the group asked Gov. C. L. "Butch" Otter and Idaho's Division of Veterans Services Administration on Thursday to use a 75-acre lot as the new cemetery.
    
Bonneville County Chairman Roger Christensen says the effort honors residents who served in the military.
    
Christensen says promoters want Otter and the state's veterans division to recommend the project to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, which is the agency in charge of approving national veterans cemeteries.
    
More than 130 national veterans cemeteries are currently in place in the United States. However, the closest to Idaho Falls are in Boise and Salt Lake City.
    
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