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Fundraising push for first South Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Minnehaha County

Published: Apr. 12, 2021 at 10:32 PM CDT
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - Thanks to a generous gift of land from the City of Sioux Falls and money from the state, Sioux Falls is preparing to open the first South Dakota Veterans Cemetery but more money is needed.

The goal is $2.2 million dollars in the next two years. The 60-acre plot of land in northeastern Sioux Falls that will serve as the first South Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Minnehaha county broke ground in late 2019.

It will serve veterans throughout the state with spaces for over 28,000 burials.

More than $825,000 has already been raised for the cemetery, but organizers say the COVID-19 pandemic hampered their fundraising efforts.

Information on donating can be found here: sdcommunityfoundation.org.

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