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VA awarding $1.9M to Hawaii veteran cemeteries

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will award Hawaii more than $1.9 million to improve its veteran cemeteries on Maui and Lanai.

“These federal funds will help improve our veterans cemeteries on Maui and Lanai, and help us honor the legacies of thousands of brave service members who put their lives on the line to serve our country,” said Sen. Brian Schatz, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Maui Veterans Cemetery, which serves 8,900 veterans and their families, is expected to receive $1.3 million for the raising, realigning and cleaning of 1,255 headstones as well as 25,600 square feet of turf refurbishment.

A total of $581,500 goes to Lanai Veterans Cemetery, which serves 400 veterans and their families, to build a new water system, assembly area and 800 linear feet of fence, as well landscaping.

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