2nd State Veterans Cemetery Coming to Blackfoot

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Thursday, January 2, 2020, Mayor Marc Carroll, Blackfoot Cemetery Sexton Phillip Meline and Blake Hawker met with James A Earp, State Veterans Cemetery Bureau Chief, to discuss progress on the 2nd State Veterans Cemetery that is currently under construction in Blackfoot, Idaho

During the update, Mr. Earp shared that construction at the site has not been hampered significantly by the weather, and roads are currently being cut into the property. Current plans are for the dedication of the grounds to occur on November 11, 2020 to coincide with Veterans Day.

Once complete, this phase of construction will include sites for standard in-ground casket burials, and three options for cremation including in-ground inurnment, a scatter garden and a columbarium. There will also be a location for families to hold services prior to the burial.

The new State Veterans Cemetery - Blackfoot will serve over 20,000 eastern Idaho Veterans, their families, and eligible dependents. The initial phase of construction is to develop up to 15-18 acres of the 38 acres and will include 500 preplaced crypts, 400 columbarium niches and 150 in-ground  burial plots.


For More Information

Idaho Division of Veterans Services 

208-780-1353  

blackfootcemetery@veterans.idaho.gov

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