31 Jul '16, 10pm

Ceremony set for new Omaha National Cemetery for veterans

Ceremony set for new Omaha National Cemetery for veterans

Urn vaults are built at the national cemetery on July 27, 2016. in Omaha, Neb. (Photo: Nati Harnik/AP) OMAHA, Neb. — A long-awaited national cemetery for U.S. military veterans and their families south of Omaha will be dedicated this week before accepting its first burials this fall. The Omaha National Cemetery will be dedicated Friday at an off-site ceremony in Sarpy County. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is expected to complete an initial segment of several acres of the property to be used for in-ground casket and cremation burials as early as September, cemetery director Cindy Van Bibber said. "Toward the end of August ... we're going to start allowing them to schedule services," Van Bibber said Friday. The VA began taking calls for the first burials at the Omaha cemetery on June 6, Van Bibber said. By Friday, families of 100 veterans had contacted cemetery off...

Full article: http://www.militarytimes.com/story/veterans/2016/07/31/ce...

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