McMorris Rodgers Announces $3.5 Million in Funding for Washington State Veterans Cemetery

Jul 17, 2020

On Memorial Day this year, Cathy and her husband Brian, a retired naval commander, took their three children to the Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake. As a family, they paid tribute to local veterans.


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) today announced the approval of $3.5 million in new funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs to the Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake, Washington. 


“The men and women who fight to protect the freedoms we enjoy are American heroes.  We  can’t thank them enough for their service and sacrifice. The Washington State Veterans Cemetery provides a final resting place for the brave men and women who answered the call of service,” said McMorris Rodgers.“ Anyone who has visited knows how beautiful, humbling, and special  the cemetery is. Thank you to Secretary Robert Wilkie and the Department of Veterans Affairs for supporting our community, our veterans, and their families.”


NOTE: This grant will fund the construction of pre-placed crypts, in-ground cremain gravesites, memorial walls, landscaping, and supporting infrastructure. With this grant the Washington State Veterans Cemetery at Medical Lake will continue to provide service for approximately 55,780 Veterans and their eligible family members. 


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