SC veterans cemetery proposed on Santee Cooper property

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Department of Veterans’ Affairs is close to getting land for a new veterans cemetery from a public utility.

The State reports that Santee Cooper would donate 90 acres near its headquarters in Moncks Corner in Berkeley County under a plan approved by the state legislative panel that oversees capital improvement projects.

Veterans’ Affairs Secretary William Grimsley says that South Carolina has one of the nation’s largest per capita veteran populations. It has three national veterans cemeteries and one state veterans cemetery.

Grimsley says the department is looking to establish at least one more state veterans burial ground within the next decade.

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