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Gov. Cuomo introduces legislation to create a state veterans cemetery

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is introducing legislation that aims to create a state veterans cemetery in New York.

New York is home to about 750,000 veterans. According to the governor’s office, it’s one of only a handful of states without a state veterans cemetery.

“We’ve got a national cemetery up outside of Schuylerville. One would be nice closer. There are a lot of veterans that really do or should use it,” Keith Childs, a veteran, said.

A State Veterans Cemetery site needs to have “15 years worth of perpetual care costs” before the state can apply for federal funding.

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