Announcement Expected Tuesday on NEA Veterans Cemetery

CHERRY VALLEY, AR - Governor Mike Beebe is expected to make a formal announcement Tuesday afternoon at 1:15 regarding the formation of a new state veterans center and cemetery near Cherry Valley, in Cross County.

Plans call for a 99-acre plot near the intersection of Arkansas 42 and Arkansas 163, just east of Cherry Valley.

Three National Veterans Cemeteries serve the state, in Fayetteville, Fort Smith and Little Rock/North Little Rock (Camp Robinson).  But, there are none serving northeast Arkansas.