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04/03/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

2011 Obama Budget Plans For Third National Cemetery In Colorado

President Barack Obama's 2011 budget plan calls for the creation of a new national cemetery in Southern Colorado, signaling a breakthrough in the long campaign to have a new federal cemetery in the Pikes Peak region to serve area veterans.

The White House budget plan is only that -- an outline of spending goals that Congress may or may not support. But the proposed budget for the Veterans Administration does reflect a major change in national cemetery policy and calls for two new cemeteries in Colorado-- the southern cemetery that has been sought by veterans groups for years, and also a new northern cemetery closer to Denver once Fort Logan National Cemetery is full.

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