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Black Hills National Cemetery gains 181 acres

STURGIS, S.D. - The Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis should be able to accommodate veterans and their families for the next 100 years after the Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Cemetery Administration recently acquired 181 acres for expansion, the Rapid City Journal reported.

The land acquisition was announced April 11. Before that, the cemetery consisted of 105.90 acres, 96 percent of which is already developed.

The Bureau of Land Management, an agency within the Department of the Interior, transferred the land to the VA in accordance with Public Law 115-175, the Black Hills National Cemetery Boundary Expansion Act, which was signed into law in 2018.