CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Veterans
Affairs wants to build two more national cemeteries in Florida.
VA officials said Wednesday that they want to build cemeteries
along the Space Coast and in Tallahassee.
The VA is looking for landowners who want to sell at least 200
contiguous and developable acres in both areas.
A new cemetery along the Space Coast would provide a burial
option for more than 163,000 veterans and their families.
As things now stand, the nearest national cemetery to the Space
Coast is in Bushnell, about 90 miles to the northwest.
The nearest national cemetery to Tallahassee is in Jacksonville, about 150 miles to the east.