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Name For New National VA Cemetery In Harshaw Picked

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The new National Veteran's Cemetery in the Oneida County Town of Harshaw has been named. U.S.

VA Secretary Robert Wilke said the name is the Northwoods National Cemetery. The closest burial option for veterans currently living in this are is the State-administered cemetery in King, Wi. located 114 miles from Harshaw. This cemetery will be the second Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) national cemetery in Wisconsin.

Northwoods National Cemetery is part of the VA National Cemetery Administration. VA purchased the six-acre property at 4520 Lakewood Road, Harshaw, Wisconsin for $24,000 on Sept. 24, 2015.

This cemetery will serve more than 38,000 Veterans, their spouses and eligible children within a 75-mile radius of nearby Rhinelander.

No formal date for the opening has been announced.

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