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Orange County veterans pushing for new cemetery in Anaheim Hills

Anaheim Hills, CA (KABC)-Los Angeles and Inland Empire have their own national cemeteries for veterans, but Orange County does not.

It has long been a source of frustration for OC veterinarians and their families. However, new efforts are underway to establish a veterans’ cemetery in Anaheim Hills.

Veterans and elected officials recently announced plans for a 100-acre veterans’ graveyard in Anaheim Hills, south of Gypsy Canyon’s 91 Freeway.

“I want you to see in your heart and think about what this will look like on the hill above,” said Bill Cook of the Orange County Veterans Memorial Park Foundation.

“For all those who commute back to Riverside County to ponder for 45 minutes each night in a row of white veteran tombstones illuminated by the setting sun. It will be spectacular.”

For years, many veterans wanted to build a graveyard on the site of the old Eltro Marine Corps Air Station. Many veterans remembered taking off from the base to go to Vietnam.

Gov at the time allocated about $ 500,000. In 2014, Jerry Brown in the cemetery did not approve the plan by the city of Irvine.

Now veterans want it to happen in Anaheim Hills.

The rendering of the project has been pulled out, but funding is still a problem.

County supervisor Don Wagoner said he hopes the project can begin later this year.

“This is the place. Now is the time. Let’s get it done,” Wagoner said.

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