FAYETTEVILLE, AR -- The Fayetteville National Cemetery is honorable grounds for those who gave their lives for our country. It opened its gates in 1867 and after centuries of development, one local non-profit is working to keep this space sacred.
The cemetery is slowing running out of land to bury our veterans as Fayetteville continues to develop. The Regional National Cemetery Improvement Corporation races to raise money in order to maintain the cemetery and continue to purchase more land.
Thanks to several supporters and veteran families, over two acres of land were given to the RNCIC at a ceremony on Saturday. Arkansas state representative, Tom Cotton, spoke about his time over seas, and how special this cemetery is for Northwest Arkansas.
RNCIC spokesperson, Wesley Stites, said he is "proud of our community, but we still have a big job ahead of us".
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