Veterans cemetery considered in northern New Hampshire
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STARK, N.H. (AP) — An effort is underway to create a second state veterans cemetery, in northern New Hampshire.
New Hampshire established its veterans cemetery in Boscawen 20 years ago.
The Caledonian Record reports officials are looking at about 20 acres in the community of Stark, which for a brief period of time in the 1940s served as a World War II German prisoner of war camp.
Stark is about 115 miles away from Boscawen. Federal government rules say a new cemetery can be established if it's more than 75 miles beyond another state veterans cemetery.
State Rep. Robert Theberge, a Republican from Berlin, says such a cemetery would accommodate not only veterans in the northern part of the state, in Coos, Grafton and Carroll counties, but also veterans from western Maine and eastern Vermont.