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Legislature approves plan for new Orange County veterans cemetery
Legislature approves plan for new Orange County veterans cemetery

A proposal to build a new veterans cemetery in Orange County cleared the Legislature on Monday and now awaits Gov. Jerry Brown's approval.  The measure by Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) would direct the state Department of Veterans Affairs to build a new cemetery in Irvine. The proposed site, on the former U.S. Marine Corps Air Station El Toro, would serve the veteran populations of Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties. A group of Orange County veterans, led by American Legion Chaplain Bill Cook, have been pushing for the new cemetery since 1999. Describing Cook's advocacy, Quirk-Silva said he often made the point that "this is where we left --...

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