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Stuff You Just Ought to Know - April 5, 2013

Q: Four Veterans’ Cemeteries in Kansas were honored this year for their “Excellence in Appearance” by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The cemeteries are located at Fort Riley, Fort Dodge and Winfield. Where’s the other one? (Name the town.)

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A: WaKeeney

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The state’s four veterans’ cemeteries - located in Fort Riley, Fort Dodge, Winfield and WaKeeney – recently received the “Excellence of Appearance Award” from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Cemetery Grants Service and the National Cemetery Administration. The state received $19.3 million from the Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Cemetery Grants Service and the National Cemetery Administration for the construction of the four State Veterans’ Cemeteries. In 2002, the Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery at Fort Dodge was dedicated and opened, and in 2004, the Kansas Veterans’ Cemeteries at WaKeeney and Winfield were dedicated and opened. In 2009, the Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery at Fort Riley was dedicated and opened.

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