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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Springfield plans to expand by 10 acres after receiving a $2.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

The cemetery, which is currently about 60 acres, also plans to build more spaces for cremated remains.

The Springfield News-Leader reports the grant will allow for 2,560 more of the cremated remains repositories.

It was not immediately clear when the expansion is scheduled to occur.


Information from: Springfield News-Leader,