GOSHEN – In the 15 years since the
Orange County Veterans’ Cemetery in Goshen was created, the hallowed
land has seen 2,900 veterans and their spouses buried there.
County Veterans Services Director Christian Farrell said the facility is undergoing yet another expansion.
“The most recent expansion is nearly full now and that has caused us to move to the rear of the cemetery where we now have made room for another 1,500 to 1,800 plots for veterans or their spouses to be buried there,” he said. “Last year we had the most burials of any one calendar year; that was about 240.”
Farrell said that is generally because World War II and Korean War veterans are dying in their senior years.
Clearing already underway for the expansion
Last week, students from Minisink Valley
placed flags on the graves