NewsRadio 920 WHJJ and the Associated Press
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A new building with vaults to house cremation urns has opened at the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
Gov. Lincoln Chafee, state officials and veterans' services organizations attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Columbarium No. 3 at the cemetery in Exeter on Monday.
Chafee said the celebration marked a continuation of the state's efforts to serve veterans and their families.
The new columbarium contains 2,160 niches. It is the third columbarium for veterans at the cemetery. A $658,000 federal grant paid for the construction.
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