A total funding support of $6.14 million is awarded to Louisiana State Veterans Cemetery in Leesville. The grant approval made by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) covers the full cost of the burial plan and the cemetery construction.
State Veterans Secretary, Lane Carson, is elated after learning that their newest veteran’s cemetery in Leesville gets the full funding assistance from the said department. The construction of the new cemetery, which will be handled by Pat William Construction of Leesville, is being pursued in order to provide the burial needs of veterans and their immediate families living near Central Louisiana.
Located at the Louisiana Highway 467, Jean Chapel Road, and adjacent to the main thoroughfare of the Army’s Fort Polk and Joint Readiness Training center, the state veteran’s cemetery will have an estimated number of 595 burial plots; 1,190 preplaced crypts; 264 cremains grave sites, and 256 columbarium niches.
Furthermore, the allocation of the fund also includes the full construction of the cemetery’s main entrance, administration center, memorial burial areas, and other supporting infrastructures.