SENECA COUNTY, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Ahead of memorial day, New York’s first state veterans cemetery will be in Seneca County.
A nine-member selection committee unanimously voted to designate Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Romulus as a state veterans cemetery.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will review the application for a new state veterans cemetery. There is a July 1 deadline for applications, and if it’s approved, the state will receive federal funds in September 2022.
New York was only one of a few states in the country without a state veterans ceremony.