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Laurel Veteran Cemetery Needs New Name

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The Yellowstone County Veterans Cemetery will become a national burial ground, which means the National Cemetery Administration needs your help in renaming that cemetery.

According to the Department of Labor and Industry, veterans made up 12.5% of the adult population in Montana in 2010.

On Memorial Day, the U.S. Department of Veterans affairs will be taking over the 8-acre cemetery, north of Laurel.

Commissioner Bill Kennedy said naming the cemetery is based on a few factors.

"They look at the geographic area where the facility is located. And then from there they look at that the site must have broad appeal to veteran's populations. It must also provide a positive impression in it's relationship to the history of the geographic region," Commissioner Kennedy said.

Kennedy said names could be submitted at the County Commissioners' Office at the Yellowstone County Court House.