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Governor Approves OC Veteran’s Cemetery

Assembly Bill (AB) 368 authored by Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton), establishing a Veteran’s Cemetery in Southern California, has been signed into law.

“I am proud this legislation was signed into law to provide a new veteran’s cemetery for California’s Veteran’s and their families,” said Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva. “Throughout my terms in service, many individuals and Veteran’s groups have passionately advocated for a cemetery in our region.”

AB 368 authorizes CALVET to conduct studies on two possible sites in Irvine. The measure also authorizes CALVET to take action to choose the more appropriate of the two sites based on three criteria: economic feasibility, benefits to veterans and City of Irvine residents, and availability of each location.

“I sincerely want to thank everyone who has worked hard to rally around in support for this cemetery and for making this vision a reality,” said Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva. “We have the land and funding to honor those men and women who have bravely served our country. For more information, please go to a65.asmdc.org.

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