Category: orange county veterans cemetery

California Lawmakers Boost Orange County Veterans Cemetery Plans

Dee DiCostanzo began to cry as she shared memories of her father John. John DiCostanzo died six years ago, expecting to be buried nearby at the former Marine Corps Air Station El Toro in Irvine. After all, the City of Irvine had approved the 125-acre site in 2014 to build a federally recognized veterans cemetery….


Orange County Supervisors Fund First Responders Cemetery

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Final taps will be played for Orange County’s police and firefighters at a special, 10-acre section next to the new Southern California Veterans Cemetery site that soon should be built in Anaheim Hills. It will be the first cemetery in the nation dedicated to first responders. On June 28, the Orange County Supervisors…


Proponents of Irvine Veterans Cemetery Raise Concerns to State Legislators About Anaheim’s Site

IRVINE, Calif.—One month after a Veterans Cemetery broke ground in Anaheim, members of a group pushing to build the cemetery at Irvine’s Great Park sent a letter to state officials detailing issues with Anaheim’s site. The Veterans for the ARDA Site Cemetery sent the Jan. 6 letter to state legislators and the California Department of…