Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it will award a grant in the amount of $1,092,739 to improve the Maui Veterans Cemetery in Makawao.
"The VA grant will ensure that the groundskeepers and cemetery officials have access to the resources they need to improve the Maui Veterans Cemetery and honor the final resting place of those veterans that are interred there," said U.S. Senator Brian Schatz. "I am committed to ensuring that our veterans and their families are honored for their services, and that their sacrifices for our nation are remembered long after they have passed."
The VA grant will allow officials to raise, realign and clean 1,554 headstones at the cemetery. The grant will also allow groundskeepers to rehabilitate 132,000 square feet of turf and other supporting infrastructure.