Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Congressman urges expansion of Beaufort National Cemetery

U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson had placed a one-year moratorium on so-called earmark requests to his office, but has now introduced legislation to expand Beaufort, home of more than 19,000 service members' graves, from every major American conflict. The measure would:

allow the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to purchase the 5-acre
Lafayette Square apartment complex at 2200 Lafayette St., north of Beaufort
National Cemetery. Another bill calls for the VA to conduct a land availability
study and report its findings.

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