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Hein proposes free burial for veteran spouses at county cemetery

Feb 07, 2017 12:03 am

Patricia Doxsey is reporting in the Daily Freeman Ulster County Executive Mike Hein announced last week plans to allow the spouses of veterans to be buried alongside the veteran in the Ulster County Veterans Cemetery, free of charge. Hein announced the proposal during his State of the County Address, Thu., Feb. 2. During the coming months, the administration will ask the County Legislature to adopt the policy. The county Legislature authorized the creation of the Ulster County Veterans Cemetery in New Paltz in 2008. The policy at that time allowed the spouses of veterans to be buried there if the family covered the cost. Deputy County Executive Ken Crannell said the county anticipates there will be about five burials in the veterans cemetery in the coming year. The veterans cemetery comprises about 1,000 plots in a portion of the New Paltz Cemetery on Plains Road. Read the full story in the Daily Freeman.

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