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Dedication of Completed Homelake Military Veterans Cemetery Expansion

posted Sep 11, 2015, 1:56 PM by Nicole Grabowski - CDHS
From left: Colorado Department of Human Services Executive Director Reggie Bicha, former State Sen. Lew Entz, State Sen. Larry  Crowder and State Rep. Edward Vigil
September 11, 2015 (Monte Vista, Colo.) -– Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) Executive Director Reggie Bicha joined State Sen. Larry Crowder, State Rep. Edward Vigil and former State Sen. Lew Entz on Sept. 11, 2015 for the dedication of The Homelake Military Veterans Cemetery expansion.

The dedication marked the completion of the approximately 620-plot expansion of the historic cemetery.Bicha welcomed attendees to the ceremony, and Rep. Vigil and Sen. Crowder made additional remarks. The American Legion Post 113, from Alamosa, presented the colors.

"Our military veterans have served this nation with distinction and great honor, and I'm pleased to be able to show our respect for that sacrifice with this project," Bicha said. "Today's ceremony was a moving event that served to highlight the state's commitment to veterans."

The Homelake Military Veterans Cemetery was established shortly after the Colorado Veterans Community Living Center at Homelake was created in 1889 by an act of the Colorado General Assembly.The expansion was made possible by Senate Bill 13-040, which directed CDHS to plan and manage the completion of the cemetery expansion project. 

The expansion of Homelake Military Veterans Cemetery will provide plots for eligible veterans of the United States Armed Forces and their spouses.
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Nicole Grabowski - CDHS,
Sep 11, 2015, 1:56 PM
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