Veterans Land Board Retains Ownership of the Cemetery
AUSTIN— Today, Texas Land Commissioner and Veterans Land Board (VLB) Chairwoman Dawn Buckingham, M.D. announced the City of Killeen has officially taken over daily operations of the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery. The VLB still owns and oversees the cemetery and will provide the city with the funding for all salaries, employee benefits, and daily operating supplies. Additionally, the same National Cemetery Administration (NCA) standards that apply to all four Texas State Veterans Cemeteries will remain in place.
“It is an honor for the VLB to work with the City of Killeen as we continue the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery’s legacy of impeccable service to Veterans and their families during some of the most difficult times of their lives,” said Commissioner Buckingham. “Together, we will create an even better future for the invaluable staff at the cemetery, our Veterans and their families for generations to come.”
“It’s a privilege to have the opportunity to honor our courageous fallen heroes in this manner,” said City of Killeen Mayor Debbie Nash-King. “For our city to be a part of this legacy and living tribute to the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice, is a profound showing of respect and gratitude.”