Hagåtña, Guam – The Leon Guerrero-Tenorio Administration announces plans to expand and improve the Guam Veterans Cemetery with a federal grant of $8,200,000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Cemetery Administration. The Guam Office of Veterans Affairs will use the grant to fund the construction of above-ground crypts, grading, drainage, irrigation, landscaping, and supporting infrastructure starting in January 2023 at the Guam Veterans Cemetery.
“The Guam Veterans Cemetery is the final resting place for more than 5,000 active duty service members, veterans, and their families, so we are very humbled to direct funding toward the expansion and improvement of these hallowed grounds,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “Our Administration believes that caring for our island’s heroes and their families is a sacred duty entrusted to us, even more in their greatest time of need.”
“Investing in the sustainability of the Guam Veterans Cemetery will ensure that generations of veterans are laid to rest with dignity and honour,” said Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio. “We continue to work with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and federal partners to address the other pressing needs of Guam’s veterans, chief among them: better access to comprehensive veterans’ health care and a higher quality of outpatient services on Guam.”