[StBernard] Park Service looks to restore Chalmette National Cemetery
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Mon Jun 23 00:12:55 EDT 2008
Park Service looks to restore Chalmette National Cemetery
Associated Press - June 21, 2008 10:34 AM ET
CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - The National Park Service plans to fix damage
Hurricane Katrina caused to the Chalmette National Cemetery in St. Bernard
The cemetery with 15,000 headstones was flooded and the Park Service wants
to repair collapsed walls and do restoration work throughout the cemetery,
which lies on the grounds of the Battle of New Orleans.
Buried there were veterans of the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, World
Wars I and II and the Vietnam War. Four soldiers from the War of 1812 were
also buried there, 1 of whom fought in the Battle of New Orleans.
The Park Service is looking for contractors to do work, which is expected to
take about a year and cost up to $4.5 million.
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