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.