Sinema Applauds Newly-Announced Funding for Camp Navajo Veterans Memorial Cemetery

Aug 31, 2023

Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery at Camp Navajo will receive a $1,910,246 grant

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema – a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee – applauded the announcement of a $1,910,246 grant to expand the Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery at Camp Navajo in Bellemont.

The grant – awarded by the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Veterans Cemetery Grants Program – provides funding to expand Camp Navajo’s Veterans Memorial Cemetery to honor Arizona veterans with proper burials. 

“After sacrificing so much in service to the safety of our nation, Arizona veterans deserve our utmost respect. I’m proud that today’s funding announcement helps our state continue honoring the brave men and women who risked everything to keep our country safe and secure,” said Sinema, a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee.

As a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee and coming from a military family, Sinema remains laser focused on delivering real results for Arizona veterans and their families.

Sinema’s Veterans Advisory Council was formed to seek feedback from Arizona veterans and strengthen relationships between servicemembers, veterans, their families, and the communities that support them. The Senator’s advisory council includes members with backgrounds in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans Cemetery Grants Program was established in 1978 to complement VA’s national cemeteries. The program assists states, territories, and tribal governments in providing gravesites for Veterans in those areas where NCA cannot fully satisfy their burial needs.