University to research veterans at Black Hills cemetery

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By pilotonline.com

A nearly $74,000 contract has been awarded to a South Dakota university to research stories of veterans buried at the Black Hills National Cemetery.

Staff and students at Black Hills State University will research the veterans’ history and the circumstances of their service, the Black Hills Pioneer reported. Thousands of people are buried at the sprawling cemetery near Sturgis that opened in 1948.

The contract from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Cemetery Administration is part of the Veterans Legacy Program. The program has awarded similar research contracts to San Francisco State University and the University of Central Florida.

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