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WAYNE VIA, Dana Point

I want to take this opportunity to thank the Dana Point City Council, for its unanimous support of the Orange County Veterans Cemetery.

Many people don’t realize that a spouse of a veteran is also eligible for interment in national cemeteries. My father, a World War II veteran, and my mother are both resting in the Riverside National Cemetery.

It is a beautiful cemetery, but a difficult two-hour round trip to visit. I am also a veteran, and I have been hoping for some time that Orange County would have a place where my wife and I can be interred. A place that isn’t so far away from family and friends.

The hills of Gypsum Canyon will be an ideal spot, where the sound of the 21-gun salute can echo through the canyons and honor our county’s veterans.

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